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Asia-Pacific Dashboard Digest | ACCC Admits To Breach; Edwards To Meet with ACC Related reading: Ansip, Jourová discuss GDPR one year ahead of implementation

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released a statement indicating “personal data collected by several of its websites had been placed online," The Australian Financial Review reports. “The e-mail addresses of some subscribers to the ACCC’s information alert services were inadvertently made accessible online,” the ACCC said, noting the problem has been addressed but it is not clear how many users were affected. In a separate incident, Radio New Zealand News reports Privacy Commissioner John Edwards was scheduled to meet with Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) “following revelations ACC sent sensitive information to prospective employers after its clients signed a privacy waiver form.” Meanwhile, Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim “will not be investigating organisations vulnerable to Heartbleed, unless there are allegations that private information has been taken,” ZD Net reports. Also in Australia, a clinical picture-sharing app for smartphones and tablets is raising privacy concerns, and The Age reports, "Victorian Liberals have launched an investigation into an unprecedented privacy breach, whereby forces within its own ranks tried to manipulate a ballot determining control of the party's organisational wing.”
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