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Privacy watchdogs say Centrelink ruling is a failure of Australia's freedom of speech
"To assume that the Australian Privacy Principles allow for release of information if a person has a 'reasonable expectation' is ludicrous."
Adobe receives patent for Data Export Controls in Audience Manager
"We didn’t want to allow even one hole in how the system was built since that would jeopardise our clients, it was a very iterative process.”
Why security suites are ousting traditional antivirus programs
In recent years, user privacy and security have become paramount, while criminals attempt to coerce, steal and manipulate users for their data.
VeeamON: Responsibility, security and alliances
Members of the Veeam leadership team give their perspective on how they will maintain their integrity as they move forward on their journey.
Privacy and passwords: Hot topics amongst Australian consumers
“Organisations need to invest further in strategies to ensure trust, transparency and choice are front and centre."
Australia facing "systematic and wilful degradation of human rights online"
Digital Rights Watch believes Australians’ human rights are being ‘severely breached’ through the actions of private organisations and governments.
Key takeaways from Privacy Awareness Week: Experts comment
Cybersecurity experts from Sophos, Trend Micro, CyberArk, Mimecast, Bitglass & others share their thoughts on privacy and what it means for security.
Commissioners release privacy factsheet for .nz domain registrants
"Clearly, privacy matters to a number of individuals in the .nz domain name space," comments Domain Name Commissioner Brent Carey.
New Zealand's first Privacy Trust Marks awarded to Trade Me and RealMe
RealMe and Trade Me’s Transparency Reporting websites are the first two recipients of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner’s new Privacy Trust Mark.
Privacy Week interview: Aura Information Security's Peter Bailey
I spoke to Aura’s general manager Peter Bailey to get his take on Privacy Week, data security, and why privacy is everyone's responsibility.
Building customer trust is paramount as data breaches become more common
Digital trust is no longer solely about firewalls and encryption. It reflects an organisation’s character.
Privacy Week: 79% of Kiwis concerned about businesses that share their personal info
Those on a lower income of $55,000 or less were more likely to be concerned about privacy (77%) than those with higher incomes (63%).
Australia's Digital ID framework is now one step closer to reality
“We believe that it should be safe and easy for everyone to prove who they are. This means giving people a secure option to verify their identity."
Why Data Privacy Day calls for greater collaboration
Data Privacy Day is a good reminder for organisations to build a human-centric security approach.
APAC Cybersecurity trends ahead: The costs of connection
The generally perilous state of affairs in the Internet-of-Things (IoT) arena presents a host of challenges of its own.
AI causing consumer concern about data privacy: 61% say govt should take action
Artificial intelligence is causing concern among consumers worldwide because it could potentially infringe on their privacy.
Australia’s breach disclosure policy has major holes, expert says
Australia’s breach disclosure policy doesn’t go nearly far enough in protecting consumers and pales in comparison to the European Union’s GDPR.
The humble printer: A useful tool – and a security risk
"Businesses seem to overlook a key area of potential vulnerability: the networked printer. This vulnerability isn’t just theoretical."
Coalition calls for transparency of Five Eyes intelligence activities
"These sharing arrangements are shrouded in secrecy and shielded from accountability. National oversight bodies perform a critical role."
APAC internet users demand stronger access & right to delete their online information
Internet users across APAC rate cybersecurity, data protection, access, connectivity and privacy as the most important policy-related concerns.
Kiwis, data privacy and IoT: Yeah, nah? Or only for the right reasons?
“People are happy to use their smartwatches to alert police to their location when they need help, but they don’t want police to freely access data."
In depth: Symantec talks data privacy, Europe's GDPR & its major impact on A/NZ
“Some firms have a very low appreciation that the GDPR will apply here, and it will cost them if they stuff it up,” says Symantec's Brian Fletcher.
Korea pledges commitment to APEC data privacy rules
Korea is now part of the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules system, which aims to protect consumer data used in online transactions.
Encryption with backdoors? Internet advocates call out Five Eyes leaders for 'shortsighted' tactics
Even if measures to restrict strong encryption access are put in place, adversaries will switch to new tools crafted without the Five Eyes network.