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Developers of new applications have to walk a tightrope when it comes to user privacy. There is an inevitable trade-off between utility versus a user's rights. How do we achieve the right balance? iTnews investigates.

Sweden exposed sensitive data on citizens, military personnel

Sweden exposed sensitive data on citizens, military personnel

Sent unredacted drivers licence database to marketers.
Jul 24 2017 9:00AM
Millions of Verizon customer details exposed on misconfigured Amazon S3 server

Millions of Verizon customer details exposed on misconfigured Amazon S3 server

Threat to two-factor authentication.
Jul 13 2017 7:16AM
Medicare access to be reviewed after breach discovery

Medicare access to be reviewed after breach discovery

System hasn't been changed in eight years.
Jul 10 2017 9:26AM
British hospital trust failed to protect patient data in Google trial

British hospital trust failed to protect patient data in Google trial

DeepMind also takes responsibility.
Jul 4 2017 8:30AM
NSW appoints full-time privacy commissioner

NSW appoints full-time privacy commissioner

Brings in health privacy executive.
Jun 22 2017 2:02PM
Trump campaign data firms leak info on 200m US voters

Trump campaign data firms leak info on 200m US voters

Over a terabyte of data open in the cloud.
Jun 20 2017 6:50AM
Qld Police to share de-identified data on individual criminals

Qld Police to share de-identified data on individual criminals

Griffith Uni data lab goes live.
Jun 6 2017 2:56PM
Pollies' leaked phone numbers were downloaded almost 1000 times

Pollies' leaked phone numbers were downloaded almost 1000 times

White text could still be copied.
May 22 2017 2:35PM
Govt likely to open face verification system to private sector

Govt likely to open face verification system to private sector

Despite criticism over privacy.
May 18 2017 12:15PM
Qld public servants told not to 'peek' at personal data

Qld public servants told not to 'peek' at personal data

CCC warns govt workers to stay within the law.
May 18 2017 11:26AM
OAIC forces Australian govt into a data privacy code

OAIC forces Australian govt into a data privacy code

To guard against any more breaches.
May 18 2017 9:59AM
Victoria dismantles privacy commission

Victoria dismantles privacy commission

Merged with FOI office under information commissioner.
May 12 2017 10:27AM
Aussie banks forced to open up customer data

Aussie banks forced to open up customer data

Budget 2017: New regime to empower users.
May 9 2017 7:58PM
AFP breached data retention laws

AFP breached data retention laws

Accessed journalist records without a warrant.
Apr 28 2017 3:54PM
Tanium chief admits to using private hospital data in sales demo

Tanium chief admits to using private hospital data in sales demo

Accessed network without permission.
Apr 24 2017 10:32AM
Bose sued over alleged privacy breach

Bose sued over alleged privacy breach

Headphones maker accused of selling customer data without permission.
Apr 20 2017 6:48AM
Metadata can't be used in civil lawsuits, Brandis rules

Metadata can't be used in civil lawsuits, Brandis rules

Not enough evidence to justify granting access.
Apr 13 2017 11:59AM
Microsoft comes clean on Windows 10 data collection

Microsoft comes clean on Windows 10 data collection

Offers list of scooped telemetry.
Apr 6 2017 1:19PM
Would you trade your browsing history for concert tickets?

Would you trade your browsing history for concert tickets?

Consumers willing to forego privacy.
Apr 4 2017 6:26AM
Comcare hit with $23k privacy fine over FOI bungle

Comcare hit with $23k privacy fine over FOI bungle

Personal details published online.
Mar 30 2017 10:55AM

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