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 January 11, 2016  Breaches, Business, Non-U.S.

Shaun Sharwood reports:

Freelancer.com is “exercising our rights to appeal” a finding by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) that it displayed “reckless indifference to the privacy rights of the complainant.”

The OAIC decision (PDF) on the matter awarded the complainant AUD$15,000 in general damages and a further AUD$5,000 in aggravated damages “for the additional hurt to the complainant caused by the manner in which the interference with his privacy was committed.” The latter award is unusual in privacy matters.

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