Commissioner Warns Students, Businesses About Privacy
ONLINE PRIVACY—AUSTRALIAFebruary 3, 2012
Speaking in conjunction with Data Privacy Day, Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim warned students and business operators about privacy considerations as they march into the coming school and trading year, PSnews reports. Pilgrim said, "I urge students to think very carefully about what they are posting online and who can see it...What you post online today can have long-term effects down the track." To businesses, Pilgrim warned, "The effects of a privacy breach on business reputation can be significant...In 2011, we saw a number of businesses suffer from a loss in consumer confidence after major privacy breaches occurred."