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Amazon admits storing Alexa recordings until users take action
Amazon’s Alexa voice service is storing all user voice recordings and transcripts on its servers by default – and people who want to delete those recordings must do so manually.
Wikipedia cofounder urges people to go on strike from social media
We’re going to flex our collective muscles and demand that giant, manipulative corporations give us back control over our data, privacy, and user experience."
People and data privacy: The insights (and contradictions)
39% of people would take money in exchange for giving a stranger complete access to their private data online.
'Visual hacking' a privacy risk to business travellers
While 8 out of 10 business travellers consider visual hacking a threat, they don’t do much about it.
Facebook sues South Korean analytics firm Rankwave
Last week the company filed a lawsuit against South Korean data analytics Rankwave, whose apps used the Facebook platform.
Telstra’s 2019 cybersecurity report
Cybersecurity remains a top business priority as the estimated number of undetected security breaches grows.
Australians unsure of who is responsible for the safety of their information
According to a recent survey conducted by SOTI, Australians are increasingly concerned about the security of their health records.
Privacy Bill may limit breach fines to $10,000
The Privacy Commissioner was seeking maximum breach fines of up to $1 million against body corporates.
Tech firm launches data privacy toolkit to help navigate the minefield
Data privacy isn't just about keeping customer information safe, says Data Insights.
Singapore seeks inclusion of data portability in Personal Data Protection Act
Singapore is looking to implement a data portability requirement as part of the ongoing review of the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (PDPA).
ForgeRock: Why safeguarding privacy is a competitive advantage
Business leaders who fail to prioritise privacy and security protections do so at the risk of losing customer trust.
The right to be forgotten online could soon be forgotten
Despite bolstering free speech and access to information, the internet can be a double-edged sword, because that access to information goes both ways.
Four ways the technology landscape will change in 2019
Until now, organisations have only spoken about innovative technologies somewhat theoretically. This has left people without a solid understanding of how they will ultimately manifest in our work and personal lives.
Germany watchdog calls out Facebook's 'abuse of power'
Bundeskartellamt asserts that Facebook must ask for consent from all users to collect data from within Facebook-owned services and third party websites – or face heavy restrictions on data collection.
Gemalto: A look at what’s in store for IoT security
Three predominant security tools emerged as the top methods Australian organisations are using to secure their IoT data/services/devices.
Data Protection Day highlights breadth of compliance needed
A cyber resilience strategy with defence in depth is now a fundamental part of any organisation’s approach to operational activity.
Why responsible use of workforce data is essential for business growth
"It is clear that Australians are seeking greater control and transparency over the use of their personal data."
Google's €50m fine a wake up call for big data analytics
Data analytics are essential to company growth, competitive differentiation, and innovation. But there’s now a huge challenge.
Twitter says sorry about Android bug that lasted four years
Users of Twitter's Android platform may want to review their privacy settings.
Top risk facing organisations? Why, it’s an IT talent famine
For some time there has been talk about how the IT industry is crying out for new talent and skills, which a lot of people have glossed over. But now Gartner says it is a harsh reality.
Encryption app to help travellers secure their devices
"One of the things we wanted to ensure is that when you say you cannot get your data, it is true."
ManageEngine VP’s 5 tech trends to look out for in 2019
Next year is to be one where we will see many technologies that have been on the fringes begin to be implemented among the mainstream.
Insights: What will happen with data privacy in 2019?
It is certainly the season for predictions and so without further ado, here are some insights from Ensighten CEO Ian Woolley
Health beyond borders: How can blockchain transform medical tourism?
In the wake of rising blockchain popularity, the medical tourism industry is bound to be among the top beneficiaries.