The Federal Court of Australia is committed to providing secure on-line services.
Our security responsibilities
The Federal Court will ensure that:
- The personal ‘user’ information data you give the Court in using the Federal Court’s eServices (online) websites will be safe. Encryption is used to protect the personal information given. Information held in the documents/files uploaded or case data entered is dealt with according to different legal requirements. For further information see the Court’s full privacy statement.
- Your data will be stored at a secure facility. Regular backups of data are performed to ensure it can be recovered in case of a disaster.
- All access to the system is logged. If any unauthorised behaviour should occur, this will assist the Court in identifying and resolving the issue.
The Court uses SSL V3 certificates by VeriSign to encrypt information being transmitted through the Internet to the Court’s eServices facilities. This encryption prevents the information being viewed or tampered with during transit. Information entered into eLodgment (such as party names and details) is stored on a secure system that has been designed to ensure that loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, alteration or destruction of this information does not occur.
eLodgment does not retain credit card details unless the user has chosen the option to create their own personalised template containing these details. In which case, they are encrypted using high level industry standards and stored within a secured environment.
The Court’s infrastructure and that of our secure hosting service providers operate within Firewalls which provide users with secure access through the Internet to our eServices.
The Court will not disclose any personal information that it receives through its eServices to any external organisations except to the extent to which such disclosure is required or authorised by law.
What is your responsibility?
While all efforts are made to ensure the security of your information, users of eServices are responsible for keeping their personal Username and passwords secure at all times to avoid unauthorised use.
The Court will consider that messages and documents sent through eLodgment or another eServices’ facility from a particular account have been sent by, and are the responsibility of, the person to whom that account was allocated.
Increasing your safety online
Protecting your computer
- Install and activate security software on your computer. Ensure your security software includes anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall and anti-spam filter.
- Run regular scans of your computer for viruses.
- Remember to update your security software to ensure you are always running the current version.
Other steps you should take help protect your computer include:
- Check your Internet browser's security settings for ways to make your browsing more secure.
- Do not open email attachments if you do not know the sender.
- Only download files from reputable Internet sites.
- Be wary when exchanging files with colleagues or friends.
- Never click on hyperlinks in emails received from unknown sources.
Protecting your password
- Never share your password with anyone
- Change your password regularly and always change any system generated password immediately after first using it
- Make your password as strong as possible
The Court will consider that messages and documents sent through any of its eServices (online) applications from a particular account have been sent by, and are the responsibility of, the person to whom that account was allocated.
If you have any questions about this policy please contact your local Federal Court Registry or email email@example.com.