Obama to announce new cybersecurity plans 
Jan 12, 2015 | Comment Now 
Identity theft, privacy protection and broadband on the agenda.
 
Taiwan clears Chinese smartphone-makers of privacy breach 
Dec 31, 2014 | Comment Now 
National security fears averted.
 
China blocks Gmail 
Dec 30, 2014 | Comment Now 
US voices concern over perceived web censorship.
 
Metadata laws open to scope creep: lawyers 
By Andrew Colley | Dec 19, 2014 | Comment Now 
Approach "unsatisfactory" and "ad hoc".
 
Australian police fail to quantify metadata use in investigations 
By Allie Coyne | Dec 17, 2014 | Comment Now 
Law enforcement agencies lay out case for data retention.
 
Android apps accessing user data without asking 
By Allie Coyne | Dec 16, 2014 | Comment Now 
Issue affects Android 4.3 and older.
 
Google faces fine for web privacy violations 
Dec 16, 2014 | Comment Now 
$22 million penalty could be imposed by Dutch watchdog.
 
OAIC Canberra office down to two staff 
By Paris Cowan | Dec 11, 2014 | Comment Now 
McMillan details budget limbo.
 
Senate wind-up means OAIC will remain for now 
By Paris Cowan | Dec 8, 2014 | Comment Now 
But Govt still intent on closing office.
 
Be wary of the EU's 'right to be forgotten' 
By Dan Jerker B. Svantesson | Dec 2, 2014 | Comment Now 
[Opinion] Case against Google sets a dangerous precedent.
 
EU wants Google to expand 'right to be forgotten' 
Nov 27, 2014 | Comment Now 
Watchdogs want rule applied globally.
 
Microsoft to pay China $160m for tax evasion 
Nov 26, 2014 | Comment Now 
Authorities tipped off by suspicious reported performance.
 
The Fitbit detectives that could be using your data in court 
By David Glance | Nov 24, 2014 | Comment Now 
[Opinion] Will the law catch up with wearables and lifestyle tracking?
 
European Parliament proposes Google split 
Nov 23, 2014 | Comment Now 
Draft resolution suggests unbundling search from commercial services.
 
SA votes to protect itself from open data lawsuits 
By Paris Cowan | Nov 20, 2014 | Comment Now 
Immunity laws cover government against civil suits.
 
NSW agencies urged to consider good privacy in customer service 
By Paris Cowan | Nov 19, 2014 | Comment Now 
State Privacy Commissioner talks up trust.
 
Veterans' Affairs forced to apologise over privacy breach 
By Paris Cowan | Nov 18, 2014 | Comment Now 
Pilgrim calls an end to three year dispute.
 
Inside the early days of Singapore's first privacy regime 
By Paris Cowan | Nov 18, 2014 | Comment Now 
"Still a fair amount of work to do" in data hosting hotspot.
 
Data retention bill over the top, committee finds 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 14, 2014 | Comment Now 
Human rights parliamentary committee says 'get a warrant'.
 
US weather systems hacked, satellites affected 
Nov 13, 2014 | Comment Now 
Four websites targeted.
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