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Privacy Guidelines in Australia

The Privacy Guidelines are no longer consultation drafts – the final version was released today (link below).

They have reversed their view on the application of the Privacy Act to foreign website operators.  So much so that the guidelines now conclude that “Where an entity merely has a website that can be accessed from Australia, this is generally not sufficient to establish that the website operator is ‘carrying on a business’ in Australia

Arrested for giving a bad review

  An American who complained on TripAdvisor  that a resort hotel in Thailand wanted to charge him a $15 corkage fee for bringing his own bot...