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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.

Microsoft email privacy fight to be decided by US supreme court

Microsoft email privacy fight to be decided by US supreme court

Will resolve dispute between company, feds.
Oct 17 2017 9:00AM
Govt details plan to share de-identified e-health data

Govt details plan to share de-identified e-health data

Begins consultation process.
Oct 6 2017 11:48AM
Equifax was alerted to security vulnerability in March

Equifax was alerted to security vulnerability in March

Former chief executive admits failures to Congress.
Oct 3 2017 6:55AM
US pushes ahead with collection of migrant social media info

US pushes ahead with collection of migrant social media info

"Affront to basic human dignity": privacy advocates.
Sep 28 2017 10:31AM
Apple fixes 'AppBleed' privacy leak with iOS11

Apple fixes 'AppBleed' privacy leak with iOS11

Developers abused private API.
Sep 26 2017 11:21AM
Uber to end post-trip tracking of riders

Uber to end post-trip tracking of riders

As part of privacy push.
Aug 30 2017 7:48AM
Victoria appoints first information commissioner

Victoria appoints first information commissioner

FOI and privacy functions merge.
Aug 29 2017 3:30PM
QPS crime reporting app fails privacy, security audit

QPS crime reporting app fails privacy, security audit

No PIA until five years after launch, and prompt by watchdog.
Aug 25 2017 6:40AM
Enterprise use of Uber app risks data leaks

Enterprise use of Uber app risks data leaks

Updated: Uber disputes findings.
Aug 14 2017 6:20AM
Blood Service escapes penalties in data breach investigation

Blood Service escapes penalties in data breach investigation

Contractor given harsher rebuke.
Aug 7 2017 11:51AM
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

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