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Australia’s privacy laws gutted in court ruling on what is ‘personal information’

In possibly Australia’s most important privacy case to date, the Federal Court today dealt a severe blow to Australia’s information privacy laws by narrowing the definition of “personal information”.

Privacy - The ConversationAustralia’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…

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