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Privacy law refers to the laws that deal with the regulation, storing, and using of personally identifiable information, personal healthcare information, and financial information of individuals, which can be collected by governments, public or private organisations, or other individuals. It also applies in the commercial sector to things like trade secrets and the liability that directors, officers, and employees have when handing sensitive information.
Privacy laws are considered within the context of an individual's privacy rights or within reasonable expectation of privacy.

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  1. Georg

    NSW Obtaining a copy of someone elses ADVO

    Can you legally obtain a copy of an ADVO you are not named on, without having it subpoenaed? Or would this have to be supplied by one of the parties on the ADVO if there is no formal request made?
  2. philip_rhoades

    NSW Legal process prevented by Privacy Laws

    People, I want to submit an application to the local court for a Noise Abatement Order (under section 268 of the Protection of the Environment Administration Act 1991) but I am prevented from doing so because I don't know the respondent's last name. Neither the Real Estate Agent, the Strata...
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    SA Privacy Laws - Being Constantly Watched by Neighbour's Kid?

    There is a child living in a house at the back of our property who is constantly up on their roof looking into our yard and back doors. My guess would be he is 10-12 years old. I have seen him up there 4 times in the last month and my partner has seen him twice. He has also knocked on our door...
  4. K

    QLD Privacy and Workplace Surveillance - What Privacy Laws Apply?

    My workplace has in-store CCTV installed to monitor customers and staff for security and performance monitoring. All staff are aware of the camera's presence and there is signage to make customers aware also. There are no cameras in bathrooms but there are cameras in our break room. Our...
  5. A

    VIC Numerous signatures, not mine

    Hello, I have had my signature forged on numerous occasions, on numerous documents which are Vendor Statements and Sales Authorities. I signed one Sales Authority and I did not sign any Vendor Statements. I have previously requested the Sales Authority form as I was not provided with this when I...
  6. H

    NSW Lost Property in a Cafe Shop

    I went to a Asian cafe shop to buy some takeaway and lost my shoulder bag (inside is a wallet with over $1000 cash). I sat at a table that’s just opposite to the counter inside the cafe and are pretty confident that there are cameras in the shop. Since my house is only 5mins walk from the place...
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    QLD Are Police Arrest Logs Public Information?

    Hello, I'm interested in knowing if police arrest logs at a (any) police station in Australia or more specifically Queensland are public information and if any citizen is able to simply ask their local police station for the log book to view it? To be more specific in what I'm asking, I'm from...
  8. L

    QLD Concerns Notice - private and confidential

    I had my solicitor send a concerns notice to someone that had defamed me to my business clients. I have just found out that the defendant has now sent my concerns notice to them, the very people that the defendant sent the original defamatory material, causing me further humiliation. The...
  9. H

    WA Employer recording customer phone calls

    I have just found out that my employer is recording (possibly all) phone calls with customers. There is no preface on our phone system to advise people of this. Am I correct in thinking this is not legal? What do I do from here?
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    VIC ex wife accessing email, text messages and Facebook

    Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to read this. I am currently going through a messy divorce, I recently found out that my ex wife has been receiving all my text messages on a iPad of hers, has been accessing all my emails (including emails from my lawyer) and accessing my Facebook...