Oct 232014
 

Aimee Chanthadavong reports: More than 4,000 privacy complaints were lodged with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) during the financial year ending June 2014, with the 183 percent surge largely the result of the new privacy laws. Read more on ZDNet.

Oct 222014
 

The Online Citizen reports: National University of Singapore (NUS) sociologist Daniel Goh says that he does not think that Singaporeans are more open to public surveillance compared to people in other societies around the world, but instead they are less resistant towards the idea of being surveilled upon. This is in response to questions posed [...]

Oct 222014
 

The Korea Herald reports: A civil organization has been launched to protect students’ personal information within education fields. Parents’ Union on Net announced Tuesday the launch of the Student Privacy Association, or SPA, organized by multiple civil organizations, to reestablish the significance of protecting students’ privacy and promote relevant governmental policies to support the movement. [...]

Oct 222014
 

An Australian parliamentary committee that was tasked with reviewing so-called “foreign fighter” national security legislation that’s been proposed by Canberra has recommended against allowing law enforcement agencies to expand the extent of biometric data collected at airports. Amid increased concern over Westerners travelling to Iraq and Syria to join Islamic extremist groups such as Islamic [...]

Oct 202014
 

Shropshire Star reports: Businessman Jean Bernard Fernandez-Versini, who married the 31-year-old singer better known as Cheryl Cole in July, brought proceedings for invasion of privacy and breach of the Data Protection Act 1998 at London’s High Court against National Magazine Company Ltd, publisher of Reveal magazine. His solicitor, Callum Galbraith, told Judge Richard Parkes that [...]

Oct 202014
 

Daniel Tay reports: For better or for worse, Korea is one of the world’s most connected nations, with about 85 percent of their population on the internet as of last year. Local KakaoTalk users – who make up three-quarters of the almost 50 million monthly active users – recently found out the downside when the government announced a crackdown on [...]

Oct 192014
 

Paris Cowan reports: The office of NSW Attorney-General Brad Hazzard has confirmed the government’s intentions to update the state’s privacy legislation to make it clear where agencies and healthcare providers stand when it comes to storing data offshore, particularly as part of cloud computing arrangements. The NSW Privacy Commissioner, Elizabeth Coombs, finalised her draft code [...]