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Privacy laws gutted in Australia's court ruling on 'personal information'

In possibly Australia’s most important privacy case to date, a Federal Court ruling Thursday 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…

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Privacy laws gutted in Australia's court ruling on 'personal information'

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