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  • Government to boost fines for privacy breaches

    The government says it will legislate increase the penalties that can be levied under the Privacy Act to 10 per cent of a company’s turnover, $10 million or three times the value of a benefit obtained through the misuse of information, whichever is greater, up from a current cap of $2.1 million for serious or repeated breaches.

    Written by Rohan Pearce25 March 19 20:40
  • ACSC warns of phishing danger after Facebook breach

    The head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), Alastair MacGibbon, has warned people to be wary of possible phishing attacks in the wake of a Facebook security breach.

    Written by Rohan Pearce02 Oct. 18 09:04