privacy

WA prepares for national face matching database upload

WA prepares for national face matching database upload

Introduces biometrics sharing laws.
Mar 27 2020 6:45AM
In Europe, tech battle against coronavirus clashes with privacy culture

In Europe, tech battle against coronavirus clashes with privacy culture

Governments turn to technology to track spread and monitor people under quarantine.
Mar 27 2020 6:24AM
Google critics see its Firebase tools as another squeeze play

Google critics see its Firebase tools as another squeeze play

Some devs say software will deepen company's access to consumer data.
Mar 20 2020 12:53PM
Uber's challenge to balance driver safety with customer privacy

Uber's challenge to balance driver safety with customer privacy

Complicated by independent contractor designation.
Mar 11 2020 1:01PM
Melbourne TAFE data breach exposes 55k student, staff files

Melbourne TAFE data breach exposes 55k student, staff files

Sensitive financial, health data accessed.
Mar 11 2020 12:49PM
NSW govt pledges to introduce mandatory data breach reporting

NSW govt pledges to introduce mandatory data breach reporting

Becomes first state or territory to do so.
Mar 10 2020 6:55AM
Australian privacy watchdog sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Australian privacy watchdog sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Begins legal proceedings after two-year investigation.
Mar 9 2020 4:30PM
Govt clears the way for US CLOUD Act data swap deal

Govt clears the way for US CLOUD Act data swap deal

Introduces bill to formalise future bilateral agreement.
Mar 5 2020 2:24PM
Corruption watchdog calls for mandatory data breach laws in Qld

Corruption watchdog calls for mandatory data breach laws in Qld

Wants new reporting measures to combat information exposure risks.
Feb 26 2020 1:23PM
Personal data concerns stymie digital health initiatives

Personal data concerns stymie digital health initiatives

Coupled with lengthy registration processes.
Feb 26 2020 6:26AM
Qld police get new powers to access cloud-based evidence

Qld police get new powers to access cloud-based evidence

Parliament extends data access powers beyond physical devices.
Feb 21 2020 12:26PM
Google sued for collecting personal data of school children

Google sued for collecting personal data of school children

New Mexico AG files second lawsuit against Google.
Feb 21 2020 12:15PM
EU to unveil plans to boost European firms, rein in US tech giants

EU to unveil plans to boost European firms, rein in US tech giants

Aimed at helping European companies exploit their industrial data.
Feb 19 2020 12:57PM
NAB sets up a global privacy office

NAB sets up a global privacy office

Under remit of chief data officer.
Feb 17 2020 7:00AM
Google ordered to reveal identity of anonymous reviewer

Google ordered to reveal identity of anonymous reviewer

Federal court rules in favour of Melbourne dentist.
Feb 14 2020 12:52PM
My Health Record de-identified data sharing plans pushed back

My Health Record de-identified data sharing plans pushed back

Basic governance not in place after two years.
Feb 14 2020 7:03AM
Data retention 'ambiguity' sees cops given web browsing histories

Data retention 'ambiguity' sees cops given web browsing histories

Telcos sometimes turning over full URLs in metadata requests.
Feb 7 2020 4:39PM
Canadian agency asks federal court to declare Facebook broke privacy law

Canadian agency asks federal court to declare Facebook broke privacy law

Demands new consent measures for Facebook.
Feb 7 2020 1:08PM
Anti-virus maker Avast shutters data harvester Jumpshot

Anti-virus maker Avast shutters data harvester Jumpshot

Privacy scandal news saw share price fall off a cliff.
Jan 31 2020 10:25AM
Config flub by Microsoft exposed millions of customer details

Config flub by Microsoft exposed millions of customer details

Nearly 250 million records visible on the web.
Jan 23 2020 11:20AM

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