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PRIVACY: Australian Privacy Commissioner v. Telstra Corporation Limited

Full Federal Court of Australia, [2017] FCAFC 4, 19 January 2017

The Full Federal Court dismissed an application by the Privacy Commissioner seeking orders in relation to a decision by the Australian Administrative Appeals Tribunal, which had overturned a determination by the Australian Privacy Commissioner granting journalist Ben Grubb access to certain data relating to Mr Grubb’s use of Telstra mobile services. The Court’s judgment clarifies that the particular context of data collection and use is relevant to the determination of whether information is ‘personal information.’

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