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No privacy breach after cosmetics theft

The privacy watchdog has rejected a complaint that a pharmacy invaded a worker's privacy when it showed her employer CCTV footage proving she stole cosmetics while wearing her uniform.

Order to complete COVID-19 survey a lawful direction

The FWC has upheld a recruitment company's dismissal of a consultant who refused, as the coronavirus pandemic escalated in early March, to complete a survey about his recent history of travel to destinations with moderate to high COVID-19 risks.

Spotless slugged $60,000 for paying unwitting union members' fees

ASX-listed Spotless Group Limited has been ordered to pay 14 former employees a total of $60,000 for breaching their privacy rights when disclosing their names to a union and paying their membership fees without authorisation.

CBA breached worker's privacy during unfair dismissal case

Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim has ordered the CBA to pay $10,000 to a former employee of one its mortgage innovation agencies and review its information handling policies after it improperly allowed an agency head to access her details while she pursued him for dismissing her.

University defeats bullying-related privacy complaint

A university has fended off a privacy claim after a tribunal found it wasn't responsible for the actions of two academics who sent emails that disclosed a complainant's health information as part of a response to an FWC bullying claim.

Ruling clarifies application of privacy principles to Facebook accounts

An employer was not obliged to immediately notify an employee it was accessing her Facebook messages or posts during a disciplinary investigation, Victoria's Supreme Court has confirmed in a decision clarifying the manner in which information privacy principles apply to social media.

Information Commissioner orders FWC to release CCTV footage

Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim has ordered the Fair Work Commission to give the Nine Network the CCTV footage relied on by the SA Rail Commissioner in an unfair dismissal hearing, finding that it was not exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.