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Court strikes down tracking commuters through their transport cards by the NSW Government

A court has ruled that NSW must stop “collection of personal information relating to travel movement history”. The case was brought by a Gold (seniors) Opal Card user concerned personal information collected could be used to track his movements Opal is a contactless smartcard for public transport in Sydney area of New South Wales, introduced in 2012 Users are encouraged to register online to make it easier to top up the card or cancel it if lost. The Australian Privacy [...]


As Bitcoin Price Hits Record Highs, Australia’s Government Considers Digital Currencies and Tax Implications

Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. As Bitcoin’s valued soared to record heights over the weekend, the Australian government heard evidence on digital currencies and its tax implications. On Saturday, Bitcoin’s value saw its value rise to $6,200 for the first time, pushing its Market cap to $102.8 billion. With Investor interest increasing in the cryptocurrency Market, governments are turning their attention to the impact it presents. One of which is Australian’s House of [...]