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Apps can gather large amounts of information about their users but apps often don’t explain clearly what information they collect and for what purpose. The Privacy Commissioner has released a new resource for businesses and app developers to help understanding of obligations when collecting personal information through mobile apps.
The Privacy Commissioner's investigation into Profile Engine’s process for deleting personal information on request has concluded that the process is satisfactory, complies with the requirements of the Privacy Act, and should be followed by individuals seeking to delete their profiles.
The Privacy Commissioner has published an online Data Safety Toolkit to help organisations prevent and deal with data breaches. This guidance provides tips to help organisations prevent common mistakes that lead to data breaches, and advice on what to do when they happen.