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Apple launches GDPR-style privacy tools for users

Apple launches GDPR-style privacy tools for users

View, correct and delete what Big A has collected on you.
Oct 18 2018 6:25AM
EU privacy chief expects first round of GDPR fines this year

EU privacy chief expects first round of GDPR fines this year

Multiple breach investigations already under way.
Oct 10 2018 5:57AM
Google+ social network killed after data leak bug found

Google+ social network killed after data leak bug found

Up to half a million accounts potentially affected.
Oct 9 2018 5:41AM
Britain's mass web-spying faulted by European rights court

Britain's mass web-spying faulted by European rights court

Programme violated privacy and free speech.
Sep 14 2018 6:54AM
Apple boots apps that snaffled browser histories

Apple boots apps that snaffled browser histories

Trend Micro culls collection features from its code.
Sep 11 2018 12:00PM
States flouting right to encrypted messaging - UN expert

States flouting right to encrypted messaging - UN expert

Ignoring duty to protect freedom of expression and privacy.
Sep 11 2018 6:43AM
Australia names a new privacy commissioner

Australia names a new privacy commissioner

Acting commissioner Angelene Falk appointed
Aug 17 2018 1:30PM
Reddit IT admin accounts compromised in site hack

Reddit IT admin accounts compromised in site hack

Attackers access old backup file, internal systems.
Aug 2 2018 8:28AM
Govt moves to reinforce My Health Record privacy

Govt moves to reinforce My Health Record privacy

Promises to strengthen laws, let records be deleted.
Jul 31 2018 7:00AM
Qld probes privacy law changes to tackle drone concerns

Qld probes privacy law changes to tackle drone concerns

Surveillance controls questioned.
Jul 30 2018 6:55AM
Govt could tap bank, telco data for tourist insights

Govt could tap bank, telco data for tourist insights

As part of "large scale data supply project".
Jul 30 2018 6:55AM
Doctors stage intervention on My Health Record

Doctors stage intervention on My Health Record

Ready to operate on minister.
Jul 25 2018 3:42PM
Facebook staring at Australian class action

Facebook staring at Australian class action

Litigation funder rattles can for Cambridge Analytica claims.
Jul 10 2018 5:37PM
Google ads standard delays cause EU privacy compliance mess

Google ads standard delays cause EU privacy compliance mess

Firms exposed to fines.
Jul 4 2018 6:40AM
Facebook personality test could leak user data

Facebook personality test could leak user data

Researcher lands bug bounty.
Jun 29 2018 11:10AM
Apple creates phone-to-phone augmented reality

Apple creates phone-to-phone augmented reality

To solve privacy concerns over widespread AR use.
Jun 2 2018 8:07AM
ADHA chief tries to allay My Health Record fears

ADHA chief tries to allay My Health Record fears

'There is no big brother'.
May 24 2018 10:04PM
Open banking security is still an open question

Open banking security is still an open question

Analysis: Is bank data security really superior?
May 15 2018 2:49PM
Govt releases My Health Record secondary data use plan

Govt releases My Health Record secondary data use plan

Provides more detail on opt-out model.
May 11 2018 4:22PM
Senate backs Greens push for GDPR-style data laws

Senate backs Greens push for GDPR-style data laws

Supports Privacy Act review.
May 10 2018 1:30PM

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