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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.

US broadband privacy rules to be overturned

US broadband privacy rules to be overturned

Senate votes to repeal Obama regulations.
Mar 24 2017 2:22PM
The Aussie orgs working towards a standard test for personal data

The Aussie orgs working towards a standard test for personal data

Consistency and rigour for the privacy debate?
Mar 20 2017 6:42AM
Facebook blocks its data from being used in surveillance tools

Facebook blocks its data from being used in surveillance tools

Makes policy "explicit".
Mar 14 2017 5:19PM
Vic premier accused of privacy breach cover-up

Vic premier accused of privacy breach cover-up

Explosive report claims phone audit could be against the law.
Mar 14 2017 6:00AM
US telcos win fight against new data protection rules

US telcos win fight against new data protection rules

No longer need to take 'reasonable measures' to protect user data.
Mar 13 2017 5:38PM
UN report calls for 'international warrant' governing surveillance

UN report calls for 'international warrant' governing surveillance

Special rapporteur issues grave warnings.
Mar 9 2017 10:06AM
NSW privacy watchdog wants to make govt suppliers culpable for breaches

NSW privacy watchdog wants to make govt suppliers culpable for breaches

Also demands new powers to deal with insider threats.
Mar 2 2017 5:30PM
NSW minister wants to monetise state data exchange

NSW minister wants to monetise state data exchange

Dominello says DAC could pay for itself.
Mar 2 2017 6:30AM
Commissioner confirms privacy 'override' provisions exist

Commissioner confirms privacy 'override' provisions exist

Following release of Centrelink data to media.
Feb 28 2017 4:44PM
Govt refuses to make name entry voluntary in Census

Govt refuses to make name entry voluntary in Census

Won't implement additional privacy controls.
Feb 28 2017 9:45AM
Hearings to ‘ventilate’ claims of political hit on Vic privacy commissioner

Hearings to ‘ventilate’ claims of political hit on Vic privacy commissioner

Upper house committee to report by March.
Feb 22 2017 11:43AM
EU still not happy with Windows 10 privacy

EU still not happy with Windows 10 privacy

Privacy watchdogs ask for more transparency.
Feb 21 2017 8:43AM
Australia's privacy regulators are under siege

Australia's privacy regulators are under siege

[Blog post] Why do our governments fear a well-resourced watchdog?
Feb 15 2017 6:45AM
What does data breach notification mean for you?

What does data breach notification mean for you?

All you need to know for your business.
Feb 14 2017 11:06AM
Internal strife cripples NSW privacy commission

Internal strife cripples NSW privacy commission

Inside the resource saga distracting from data protection.
Feb 13 2017 11:00AM
Libs want Vic privacy commissioner spat in front of committee

Libs want Vic privacy commissioner spat in front of committee

Next round in public battle.
Feb 10 2017 11:22AM
US visitors may need to hand over their social media credentials

US visitors may need to hand over their social media credentials

New Homeland Security boss revives old proposal.
Feb 10 2017 6:42AM
Will your movements be tracked at the next big event you attend?

Will your movements be tracked at the next big event you attend?

The technology following your phone from festival to festival.
Feb 9 2017 6:44AM
Your 'anonymous' browsing history can reveal your identity

Your 'anonymous' browsing history can reveal your identity

Researchers find 72 percent of histories can be associated with users.
Feb 8 2017 11:47AM
Irish privacy watchdog challenges Facebook's US data transfers

Irish privacy watchdog challenges Facebook's US data transfers

In what could become a landmark data sovereignty case.
Feb 8 2017 6:36AM

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