THE Federal Privacy Commissioner is looking into a high-profile law firm that published the intimate details of job applicants on its website. Slater & Gordon published the names, ages, private addresses and telephone numbers of about 50 people, many of them young women.
They had all applied online for jobs.
The law firm, which specialises in class legal actions, was unaware of the privacy breach until alerted by the Herald Sun early yesterday.
Managing partner Andrew Grech blamed it on a software problem.
Students recently found confidential, unprotected information on the Krypton server which hosts the bulk of the University's webpages sending adminstrators scrambling to find out where the files came from. Information included students social security numbers (SSNs), grades, and comments on financial aid applications in some cases.
Your e-mail address may be telling the world a lot more than just how to get in touch with you, researchers at the security firm Blue Security warn.
Is your spouse cheating? These days, for better or worse, some folks are finding they don't need to hire a private eye to do the snooping. As CBS 2's Susan McGinnis found out, they just let their fingers do the stalking.
Peta Rhinehart remembers the best moments of her marriage. She also remembers the worst: when her husband cheated on her, with one of her best friends. "I was broken hearted, I was angry - I raged," she said.
Fresh off fax blunders that earned it a rebuke from the federal privacy commissioner, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce admitted yesterday that it mistakenly handed over the personal-account details of more than 100 individuals.
Toronto computer analyst Andrei Oudovikine was handed the account information by a CIBC employee when he requested a printout of his account history in the fall. He approached the Citizen this week with details on the case.