Savage funding cuts to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) have undermined the ability for the Privacy Commissioner do his job effectively, according to the Australian Privacy Foundation (APF).
Digital freedoms and rights group, Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA), has called on the Attorney-General – George Brandis - to cease what it says is his “absurd
war of attrition” with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.
Ben Grubb, Fairfax technology journalist, requested Telstra provide his metadata. What followed has been an almost two year journey which is not over yet, with Telstra set to appeal a Privacy Commissioner ruling. At heart is the question about just what constitutes personal information?
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