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Opal card privacy rules need tightening to protect personal details: civil libertarians

The New South Wales public transport operator needs to change its privacy policy to stop travellers' personal details being given to police too freely, civil libertarians have warned.

Article: Opal card privacy rules need tightening to protect personal details: civil libertarians

Source: ABC News, 15/7/2014

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Drones pose growing privacy risk: report

Rapid growth in drone usage highlights urgent need for regulation, Secretary Lesley Lynch comments on behalf of NSWCCL

Article: Drones pose growing privacy risk: report

Source: Sydney Morning Herald, 15/07/2014

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No warrants needed to access opal card records

NSW and federal law enforcement agencies have been given the power to access the travel history and home addresses of hundreds of thousands of commuters using the new Opal card.

NSWCCL President Stephen Blanks comments

Article: No warrants needed to access opal card records

Source: Sydney Morning Herald, 15/07/2014

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Opal histories accessed without warrant

NSW and federal government agencies can access the travel history and home addresses of thousands of Opal card users without a warrant under new laws.

Article: Opal histories accessed without warrant

Source: Ninemsn, 15/7/2014

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Aeroplane in backyard sparks rubbish row

Should ugliness be illegal? Do your neighbours have the right to keep an old aeroplane in their backyard, even if it assails your eyes?

Article: Aeroplane in backyard sparks rubbish row

Source: Sydney Morning Herald, 7/7/2014

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Privacy taking flight?

Source: Channel 7 News, 30/06/2014

All-seeing drones are taking to our skies and landing in our private lives creating the potential for privacy and security breaches. Stephen Blanks speaks to Channel 7 News

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The call to name and shame pedophiles

Source: A Current Affair, 23/06/2014

Petition for a public sex offenders register

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Social networking to be available to inmates

Source: Sydney Morning Herald, 22/06/2014

Prisoners are using a new social networking site to post potentially sensitive information, protest their innocence and even look for love on the outside.

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Kings Cross venues to save patron's IDs

Source: ABC Radio (13/06/2014)

Pubs and clubs in Sydney's Kings Cross are extending efforts to deal with any trouble makers. From tonight, some of the area's most popular venues will scan the IDs of patrons.

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Privacy concerns over Kings Cross scanners

Source: The Australian (11/06/2014)

While the NSW government and police are praising the early success of measures to curb alcohol-related violence, civil libertarians fear it may have gone too far with the roll-out of data-storing identification scanners.

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