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New Zealand's first Privacy Trust Marks awarded to Trade Me and RealMe
RealMe and Trade Me’s Transparency Reporting websites are the first two recipients of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner’s new Privacy Trust Mark.
Privacy Week interview: Aura Information Security's Peter Bailey
I spoke to Aura’s general manager Peter Bailey to get his take on Privacy Week, data security, and why privacy is everyone's responsibility.
Building customer trust is paramount as data breaches become more common
Digital trust is no longer solely about firewalls and encryption. It reflects an organisation’s character.
Privacy Week: 79% of Kiwis concerned about businesses that share their personal info
Those on a lower income of $55,000 or less were more likely to be concerned about privacy (77%) than those with higher incomes (63%).
Australia's Digital ID framework is now one step closer to reality
“We believe that it should be safe and easy for everyone to prove who they are. This means giving people a secure option to verify their identity."
Why Data Privacy Day calls for greater collaboration
Data Privacy Day is a good reminder for organisations to build a human-centric security approach.
APAC Cybersecurity trends ahead: The costs of connection
The generally perilous state of affairs in the Internet-of-Things (IoT) arena presents a host of challenges of its own.
AI causing consumer concern about data privacy: 61% say govt should take action
Artificial intelligence is causing concern among consumers worldwide because it could potentially infringe on their privacy.
Australia’s breach disclosure policy has major holes, expert says
Australia’s breach disclosure policy doesn’t go nearly far enough in protecting consumers and pales in comparison to the European Union’s GDPR.
The humble printer: A useful tool – and a security risk
"Businesses seem to overlook a key area of potential vulnerability: the networked printer. This vulnerability isn’t just theoretical."
Coalition calls for transparency of Five Eyes intelligence activities
"These sharing arrangements are shrouded in secrecy and shielded from accountability. National oversight bodies perform a critical role."
APAC internet users demand stronger access & right to delete their online information
Internet users across APAC rate cybersecurity, data protection, access, connectivity and privacy as the most important policy-related concerns.
Kiwis, data privacy and IoT: Yeah, nah? Or only for the right reasons?
“People are happy to use their smartwatches to alert police to their location when they need help, but they don’t want police to freely access data."
In depth: Symantec talks data privacy, Europe's GDPR & its major impact on A/NZ
“Some firms have a very low appreciation that the GDPR will apply here, and it will cost them if they stuff it up,” says Symantec's Brian Fletcher.
Korea pledges commitment to APEC data privacy rules
Korea is now part of the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules system, which aims to protect consumer data used in online transactions.
Encryption with backdoors? Internet advocates call out Five Eyes leaders for 'shortsighted' tactics
Even if measures to restrict strong encryption access are put in place, adversaries will switch to new tools crafted without the Five Eyes network.
Internet users still trust big email providers - despite major breaches
Internet users still trust global email providers like Yahoo, Gmail and Outlook but don’t know quite as much about privacy-focused services.
How businesses should prepare for Australia’s new mandatory data breach notification laws
Australia, like other countries, has not been immune to data breaches in which personal information has been exposed.
Former Deloitte consultant to head MSD privacy breach review
A privacy breach at the Ministry of Social Development has lead to a review of the IT systems and governance of its project.
'Smart' vibrator allows strangers to watch
Apparently the Svakom Siime Eye, an internet-connected sex toy with a built in camera, is laughably easy to hack.
Kiwi MPs put security on the table at London parliamentary conference
"MPs must use their privileged positions to positively influence national security and cybersecurity strategies to ensure they are fit for purpose."
NordVPN comments on the internet's 28th birthday: 'Why are we still being watched?'
“VPNs are a solution for people to stay private online while the governments realise that a number of recent laws are too intrusive."
Legal tech profession has its head in the sand over China’s new cybersecurity law, survey finds
China’s new cybersecurity law may have passed three months ago, but 75% of legal technology professionals aren’t even familiar with it.
Cybersecurity trends 2017: What to expect in the year ahead
To say last year was a catastrophe in terms of combating cyber threats in Australia would be putting it lightly.