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Apple reportedly taking steps to crack down on iPhone unlockers
Apple is reportedly taking a stand against those who use phone unlockers to access data on iPhones,
Facebook app shares your data with phone manufacturers - time to say 'I quit'?
According to NordVPN, Facebook’s data harvesting, sharing, and profit goes far beyond Cambridge Analytica.
Department of Health trials secure blockchain-based health research project
The DoH was looking for a platform that could give researchers access to medical data, while also preventing that data from being re-identified.
Consumers will reward companies with good data protection - and they'll punish those without it
Consumers are wary about organisations’ ability to safeguard their personal data, with 37% believing most businesses just don’t know how to do it.
Fines for UK data privacy issues surged 29% in 2017 - what will GDPR bring?
Fines increased almost £1m last year and now with the biggest change to data privacy for more than 20 years, PwC says they will leap again.
Why security suites are ousting traditional antivirus programs
In recent years, user privacy and security have become paramount, while criminals attempt to coerce, steal and manipulate users for their data.
Data privacy regulations causing headaches for AU businesses
"IT and HR teams need to work together to make sure all employees are trained, and continue to be trained on compliance requirements."
GDPR a "phenomenally powerful" opportunity if done right
There’s no doubt you’ve been drowning in GDPR recently but we were able to break away from the hype and speak with THE expert on the matter.
Antivirus solution protects privacy in the era of social media
What measures are you taking to secure your social media accounts?
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.
34% of polled Kiwis & 27% of Aussies ready to delete Facebook after data breach
The Facebook and Cambridge Analytica data breach has shown the world just how important data is to individuals and the organisations that collect it.
Why you can't afford to ignore data breach legislation
Businesses are under more pressure than ever before to keep customer data secure – and they can’t afford to ignore it.
2018 a 'defining year for privacy', says NZ law firm
“The rise in use of ‘big data’ technologies will continue to present both opportunities and challenges for business and in government in 2018."
While the AU govt praises the new US Cloud Act, others aren't so welcoming
"Timely access to electronic data held by communications service providers is an essential component of government efforts to protect public safety."
Facebook is finally making changes to its data sharing controls - but is it too little, too late?
“Given the scale and sophistication of the activity we’ve seen, we believe most people on Facebook could have had their public profile scraped."
1.5 billion confidential data files publicly available - that's more than 12 petabytes of data
Credit card data, medical records, payroll data, intellectual property and tax information are all available publicly online with no data protection.
New Zealand's Privacy Bill to get first reading in Parliament
New Zealand’s updated Privacy Bill is about to begin its first reading in Parliament with Andrew Little as the MP in charge.
APEC says there's a balance between privacy and data flow for digital trade
“Every business operating in more than one area will tell you that data flows are necessary for even the most basic business functions."
Anti-tracking browser extension Ghostery goes open source
“Only when individuals clearly understand what data digital products are collecting they can make meaningful decisions about what they're sharing.
Singapore the sixth APEC economy to commit to responsible data sharing
Both the CBPR and PRP systems require organisations to develop and implement data protection policies that align with the APEC Privacy Framework.
Most NZers prefer to engage Govt online or via mobile apps – Unisys study
The Unisys Connected Government Survey provides insights into the attitudes of consumers toward digital government services.
EU companies least prepared for GDPR with just 26% fully compliant
Despite the low level of compliance, Forrester Research says these numbers are in fact 'encouraging' for a number of reasons.
The murky world of Australia & Singapore's workforce monitoring laws
Australia’s complexity is second only to the United states when it comes to workforce monitoring.