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Australia’s privacy laws gutted in court ruling on what is ‘personal information’

19 Jan 2017
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In possibly Australia’s most important privacy case to date, the Federal Court today dealt a severe blow to Australia’s information privacy laws by narrowing the definition of “personal information”.

Australia’s data privacy laws only protect “personal information”, which is defined by whether a person is identified or identifiable from data.

By reasoning that data is only “personal information” if a person is the actual subject matter of that information, the court’s decision means “personal information” does not include data that only reveals identity if linked with other data.

Read the full article on The Conversation.

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