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IT leaders report surge in external breach Notifications to gov ICO
Sat, 21st Oct 2023
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accounting systems
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breach prevention
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digital banking
32% of UK security decision-makers surveyed reported their organization to the ICO for a data breach, according to Apricorn's annual research.
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Generative AI users have data privacy and bias concerns: Applause
Fri, 15th Sep 2023
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cloud services
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breach prevention
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ai
Despite concerns Applause global survey reveals that 79% of respondents actively use generative AI services, with ChatGPT being the most popular.
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Archives NZ reinstates online search tool after data mishap
Wed, 23rd Nov 2022
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big data
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bi
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data analytics
Archives NZ is making its online search tool available to all users again, after a shutdown caused by restricted record titles mistakenly being made public.
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Private details of Otago students were exposed by digital fault
Fri, 21st Oct 2022
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breach prevention
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cybersecurity
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universities
A digital security breach allowed personal details about most University of Otago students to be viewable to others.
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Privacy Commissioner John Edwards tipped for top role as UK Information Commissioner
Fri, 27th Aug 2021
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it in healthcare
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breach prevention
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waikato district health board
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards named preferred candidate for UK Information Commissioner, pending UK Parliament's decision.
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The case for prioritising IT privacy in businesses
Tue, 18th May 2021
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breach prevention
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cybersecurity
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privacy awareness week
It was Privacy Awareness Week recently. But one week in May every year isn’t cutting it: privacy needs to be a year-round focus.
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76 breaches reported in first four months of revamped Privacy Act
Mon, 10th May 2021
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breach prevention
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cybersecurity
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privacy
Barely four months since the Privacy Act 2020 came into force, early indications appear to suggest that mandatory breach reporting regulations are working.
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Why consumer privacy is crucial in a remote work era
Thu, 4th Mar 2021
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dlp
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breach prevention
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cybersecurity
Organisations should monitor all file, app, user and web activity with comprehensive activity logs to uncover the whereabouts of consumers’ data.
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Q1 2020 sees more data breaches than ever before
Tue, 19th May 2020
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vpn
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breach prevention
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cybersecurity
8.4 billion documents were leaked in the first three months of 2020, smashing records and setting a sombre tone for the year.
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Cyber crime ranks highest on business concerns for 2020, research finds
Fri, 31st Jan 2020
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breach prevention
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cybersecurity
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security breaches
New research shows that nearly 40% of companies worldwide feel threatened by cyber incidents, making it the top business risk in 2020.
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Almost half of storage devices for sale contain personal info, study finds
Tue, 30th Apr 2019
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storage
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smart home
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breach prevention
Over 40% of second-hand storage devices sold online contain recoverable personal data.
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Tech firm launches data privacy toolkit to help navigate the minefield
Thu, 14th Mar 2019
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breach prevention
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cybersecurity
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privacy
NZ firm launches toolkit to shield personal data, eyeing employee privacy gaps amidst legal review.
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Expert comment: Google fined US$57mil for GDPR breaches
Tue, 22nd Jan 2019
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cloud services
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gdpr
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breach prevention
EU fines Google €50m for breaching GDPR, marking a major compliance watershed.
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ISACA survey shows IT business problems
Wed, 8th Aug 2012
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firewall
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network security
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breach prevention
ISACA survey highlights issues within IT enterprise governance.