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Renewed concerns over use of personal data, according to survey
“There is wide appeal for more permissions over how organisations access their identity data, and the choice to view and manage this in one secure place."
Users’ names and email addresses leaked in Flipboard data breach
“An unauthorised person accessed and potentially obtained copies of certain databases containing Flipboard user information between June 2, 2018 and March 23, 2019 and between April 21 to 22, 2019.”
Who's watching you?
With privacy an increasing concern amongst the public, users should be more aware than ever of what personal data companies hold.
Consumers 'creeped out' by IoT devices as distrust reigns supreme
According to the study, 53% of respondents don’t trust connected devices to respect people’s privacy and handle information in a respectful way. What’s more, 75% are worried that their data could be used by other organisations without their permission.
Gartner: The five priorities of privacy executives
The priorities highlight the need for strategic approaches to engage with shifting regulatory, technology, customer and third-party risk trends.
Loki registers as the first Australian not-for-profit privacy firm
Privacy Network Loki claims it is now Australia’s first privacy software not-for-profit organisation – and the timing couldn’t be better as the country grapples with new encryption laws and new ways to secure privacy rights.
Study analyses drones' potential to be weapons of cyber attacks & terrorism
The biggest challenge, according to the research, is finding out what a drone's purpose is in a non-restricted area.
Privacy: The real cost of “free” mobile apps
Sales of location targeted advertising, based on location data provided by apps, is set to reach $30 billion by 2020.
New threats on the block: Formjacking, IoT, LotL attacks
Symantec's report provides an overview of the threat landscape, including insights into global threat activity, cyber criminal trends, and motivations for attackers.
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.
Can it be trusted? Huawei’s founder speaks out
Ren Zhengfei spoke candidly in a recent media roundtable about security, 5G, his daughter’s detainment, the USA, and the West’s perception of Huawei.
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."
New app conducts background checks on potential tenants
Landlords and house owners need to obtain a tenant’s full name, date of birth, email address, and mobile number in order to conduct the search. And most importantly, they have to get the tenant’s permission first.
Gartner’s top 10 tech trends for 2019
Gartner has released a list of what it sees as the most important strategic tech trends to be aware of in the quickly upcoming year.
Domain Name Commission wins lawsuit against US intelligence firm DomainTools
"The ruling temporarily puts to an end DomainTools’ bulk harvesting of .nz domain holders’ personal information and selling that data for a profit."
NZ urgently needs to get the Privacy Bill right for everyone's sake, says InternetNZ
“There’s currently no law requiring companies like Z Energy, Vector, or LinkedIn to tell New Zealanders if their data has been leaked."
Tech Futures Lab launches Digital Suitcase to upskill everyday adults
Digital Suitcase is an online platform that teaches everyday adults digital knowledge that they need to thrive in the digital world.
Smart buildings spark cautionary tale for privacy concerns
"You could quite reasonably be uncomfortable knowing you’re being monitored, even if you know that it’s helping reduce the environmental footprint."
GlobalData: IoT raises massive privacy concerns
"The potential privacy implications which come with the advent of IoT are too alarming to ignore."
CA Technologies joins EU 'privacy by design' research project
CA Technologies is one of eight technology partners that will shape a European research project designed to facilitate software privacy by design.
Why Australian businesses should add cybersecurity to the end of financial year checklist
Australian organisations should be looking at their ICT security as part of their planning process for the new financial year.
Scams, scams, and social media: The security pain points catching Kiwis off guard
A new research report further supports the stark reality of just how many scammers are trying their luck on New Zealanders.
Privacy watchdogs say Centrelink ruling is a failure of Australia's freedom of speech
"To assume that the Australian Privacy Principles allow for release of information if a person has a 'reasonable expectation' is ludicrous."
Adobe receives patent for Data Export Controls in Audience Manager
"We didn’t want to allow even one hole in how the system was built since that would jeopardise our clients, it was a very iterative process.”