Tech association ACS has produced a report on the way forward in a world of data sharing, outlining a basis for balancing the need for governments and business to share information while maintaining citizens’ privacy. The Privacy Preserving Data Sharing Frameworks report, released at ACS’s Reimagination Thought Leaders Conference in Melbourne today, concluded Australia should… Read more »
Healthtech startup HealthEngine is again in the spotlight, with the ABC reporting it shared user data with law firms seeking clients for personal injury claims.
Angelene Falk, Australia’s acting Privacy Commissioner, stated that the investigation will look to determine whether Facebook has breached the Privacy Act.
Christchurch-based startup SafeSwiss has developed a communication platform formed around end-to-end encryption, allowing data to be sent securely.
Andrew Rothwell, cofounder of Tyro Payments as he gears up to join Data Republic at its Chief Operating Officer in late May.
Predominantly aimed at LGBTQI users, Winkd is a dating app looking to bring the act of meeting someone back to its roots.
Two Peas is a dating app with a focus on using strict search parameters to create a more profound connection experience for its users.
MyDisabilityMatters is a social media platform offering the disabled community a private version of Facebook
MyDisabilityMatters looks to tackle the problems facing people with disabilities on mainstream social media platforms by providing an exclusive space.
Australian startup Meeco wants to give power back to the individual through a secure life management platform. This platform supports a range of applications, from personal documents, photos, and other information which allows consumers to exchange data on a transparent and permission basis.
We’ve always known that privacy on the internet is a murky concept, but with iiNet ordered to hand over the information of customers who downloaded Dallas Buyers Club and the Federal Government passing legislation on data retention, the concept of privacy and anonymity online has recently taken deep root in the Australian psyche.
The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has recently released a report called Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era, setting out recommendations to strengthen people’s privacy in the digital environment, including to give victims of serious invasions of digital privacy the right to sue.
Owen Mundy, a data analyst and artist, is cyberstalking the cats of the world. But for a purpose. I Know Where Your Cat Lives is a data experiment that politely reminds us how easy it is to extract our personal details from the photos we post online.
If Ai Weiwei is right in calling surveillance a threat to ‘civilised society’, technology developers have not only an economic, but a moral incentive to innovate.
Ghostery is a privacy tool that allows users that have the app installed on their browser to see the invisible web. Cookies, tags, web bugs, pixels and beacons etc, and gives you a roll-call of over 1,900 ad networks, behavioral data providers, web publishers and other companies interested in your activity.
Encryption isn’t always about doing something illegal. We live in a time when bored kids can hack entire servers with a smart phone, and understanding that a need for more complex and increased security is not always the sign of illegal activity seems to be a nuance not every government agency has caught on to.