Penalties, Privacy, and Procrastination: EFA Briefs Shoebridge on OAIC

Update: 8 November 2023 Not long after we briefed Senator Shoebridge (details below) ahead of the Senate Estimates, where he stressed the conspicuous absence of penalties issued by the OAIC, this happened.  OAIC takes pathology company to court over data breach The OAIC’s lawsuit against Australian Clinical Labs proves that increased pressure can drive OAIC […]

Protecting Children’s Privacy from Big Tech and Media Giants

This blog was written by EFA board member John Pane. We all know what it’s like. The constant battle and negotiation with our children to get them off devices, do their homework, go to sleep, go get some fresh air and outdoors activity.  As parents or carers we know our children are spending too much […]

Correspondence with Bunnings Privacy Team

Following on from our request to the OAIC regarding our concerns we are yet to receive an update on their investigation. In the meantime the Bunnings Privacy team have written to EFA in response. EFA’s President Justin Warren has responded with further questions that this correspondence has raised. These practices are only going to increase […]

Letter to OAIC: EFA Wants Answers on Facial Recognition Investigation

Electronic Frontiers Australia has submitted a letter to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) demanding answers on their facial recognition investigation. A Reddit user has revealed that Bunnings has quietly restarted scanning patrons and even introduced number plate scanning RE: Australian Retailers Using Facial Recognition Dear Commissioner, We write to inquire about the […]

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