New GDPR privacy laws could leave Australian companies facing massive fines for data leaks

New GDPR privacy laws could leave Australian companies facing massive fines for data leaks

Updated May 08, 2018 08:34:10 Have you received a message from Twitter lately about protecting your data? Has eBay contacted you about your privacy rights? These companies, and others, are getting on the front foot ahead of a new privacy law coming into effect in the European Union this month. …

Faulty WA Police speed camera results in 53,000 speeding fines being reviewed

Faulty WA Police speed camera results in 53,000 speeding fines being reviewed

Updated May 03, 2018 18:31:03 Photo: Police say all infringements issued by the cameras are being manually checked. (Supplied: WA Police) WA Police have suspended the use of 11 new mobile speed cameras and will review more than 50,000 infringements after a motorist was incorrectly charged with hooning and had …

MPs’ vehicle fines revealed, as safety advocates call for politicians with traffic offences to fess up

MPs’ vehicle fines revealed, as safety advocates call for politicians with traffic offences to fess up

Updated May 04, 2018 12:56:20 Australia’s parliamentarians must disclose their speeding and other serious traffic offences, according to road safety advocates including a current Coalition MP. Key points: Exclusive investigation reveals the MPs who have accrued the most vehicle infringements Road safety advocates are now demanding MPs reveal their driving …

City of Perth under fire as Kings Park Anzac dawn service marred by hundreds of parking fines

City of Perth under fire as Kings Park Anzac dawn service marred by hundreds of parking fines

Posted April 25, 2018 15:00:37 Photo: Hundreds of people attending the Kings Park dawn service were issued with parking fines by the City of Perth. (ABC News: Graeme Powell) Deputy Premier Roger Cook has called on the City of Perth to reconsider parking fines issued to hundreds of people attending …

Dog attack victim welcomes steeper fines for owners whose animals attack

Dog attack victim welcomes steeper fines for owners whose animals attack

Updated April 22, 2018 12:59:38 Photo: Lucy Martin recovering in hospital following the attack. (Supplied: Seven News) Lucy Martin and her dog Daisy had just stepped out on their daily walk when they were set upon by an unleashed American Staffordshire terrier in December last year. “It was eyeing us …

News quiz: This week was all about Facebook, festivals and multi-million-dollar fines

News quiz: This week was all about Facebook, festivals and multi-million-dollar fines

Updated April 13, 2018 10:33:00 This week Splendour in the Grass released its massive line-up, athletes went missing from the Commonwealth Games and Nick Xenophon’s party got a new name. Let’s see how much you remember from this week. Topics: human-interest First posted April 13, 2018 04:57:50 Source link

Anti-Adani protesters say $80k in fines ‘out of balance’ with miner’s $12k pollution penalty

Anti-Adani protesters say $80k in fines ‘out of balance’ with miner’s $12k pollution penalty

Updated March 16, 2018 12:52:20 Photo: Some of the protesters locked themselves to coal conveyor belts during the protest. (Supplied: FLAC) Protesters who shut down part of Adani’s north Queensland coal port have questioned why they were collectively fined almost $80,000 — more than six times what the mining company …

Road toll debt clogging courts with some drivers facing fines of up to $200k – RN

Road toll debt clogging courts with some drivers facing fines of up to $200k – RN

Updated March 20, 2018 06:37:02 Are you good at opening your mail, going through your bills and paying them on time? What about paying for toll roads? In Queensland and Victoria toll matters are clogging the court system, and motorists have been left with toll fine debts as large as …

NRL fines Manly Sea Eagles $750,000 for salary cap breaches

NRL fines Manly Sea Eagles $750,000 for salary cap breaches

Updated March 26, 2018 13:04:12 The NRL has fined the Manly Sea Eagles $750,000 for breaches of the salary cap over the past five years, while two officials have also received 12-month bans. Of that amount, $250,000 will be suspended if the club undertakes appropriate governance changes to ensure there …

ACCC says corporate fines too low and it will pursue penalties in the ‘hundreds of millions’ | Australia news

Billion-dollar Australian companies must be fined more for breaching the law, the head of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has said, after a new report found Australian fines are 12 times lower than other developed countries. An OECD report, released on Monday, found the average Australian fine for uncompetitive …