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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.

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
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

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