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Michael Kirby

Privacy News

September 1, 2008


Privacy Medal Issued to Michael Kirby


The Honorable Justice Michael Kirby received Australia's inaugural Privacy Medal at a gala dinner during Privacy Awareness Week last month. Among many other contributions in the area of privacy, Kirby was recognized for his development of the 1980 OECD on the protection of privacy and the trans-border flows of personal data. "Those guidelines are still the basis for privacy laws, not only in Australia but in most developed nations," Privacy Commissioner Karen Curtis told Australian IT. Curtis also announced the winners of Privacy Awards in various categories.

Grand Award
Medicare Australia

Large Business Award
Winner: Telstra Corporation
Highly Commended: Sony Australia

Microsoft Small-Medium Business Award
Winner: Data Solutions Australia
Highly Commended: StudentNet

Community & NGO Award
Winner: Australian Dental Association NSW Branch
Highly Commended: Australian
Privacy Foundation

Symantec Government Award
Winner: Child Support Agency
Highly Commended: Kingston City Council