As websites are being used increasingly for simple and complex transactions, individuals’ personal information is finding its way into online databases and being stored on internet servers. This information can be sensitive, including data relating to:
- Financial matters;
- Access codes and pin numbers;
- Credit card details;
- Account information and particulars;
- Employment history;
- Confidential business information and data.
Other information may also find its way into online archives which are used to store or process information in due course of online transactions. These may include:
- Work history;
- Criminal records;
- Medical records; and
- Other personal details, such as:
- Contact details such as email addresses, and telephone numbers;
- Domicile (where one lives);
- Marriage status;
- Past earnings;
- Ownership of certain assets;
- Membership of private associations or clubs; and
- Educational history.
The above is not an exhaustive list of matters that may now find themselves somewhere on the internet. These details can be used for various reasons, such as online commercial transactions, payment of bills, debts and liabilities, application for jobs and employment, enrolment into schools and universities, transfer of medical information between doctors and hospitals and generally transferring data between statutory institutions.
In the event that a user of a website feels that his private and confidential information is being abused online, he should immediately seek legal advice from a privacy law firm which deals with internet based disputes. A solicitor or lawyer who has experience in civil and commercial litigation will be best placed to offer legal advice in these circumstances because the abuse of confidential personal information may have significant consequences on an individual’s personal rights as well as his commercial or business interests as well.
If you require assistance dealing with a matter concerning online privacy policies, you may wish to contact our office by telephone on (02) 9233 4048 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org and make an appointment to see one of our solicitors in our Sydney office.
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