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 [...]

Oct 182014
 

Ian Apperley writes: … Auckland Transport announcing this week a deal with Hewlett Packard to roll out facial recognition technology, along with what looks like car plate recognition and sifting of social media networks. Now, they aren’t turning the facial recognition on right away, but you can be sure they want to, as they are in discussion [...]

Oct 172014
 

Katherine Gasztonyi writes: At the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Mauritius this week, representatives of the private sector and academia joined together to discuss the positive changes and attendant risks that the internet of things and big data may bring to daily life. Attendees memorialized the observations and conclusions of their [...]

Oct 172014
 

Dr. Stefan Schuppert writes: The Conference of the German Federal and State Data Protection Authorities during its last meeting on 8 and 9 October adopted the resolution “Data Protection in the Car”. The resolution expresses a concern about what it describes as privacy risks involved in the growing collection and processing of personal data in [...]

Oct 172014
 

Simon Sharwood reports: Australia’s Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (AIGIS) has found that the nation’s Australian Security and Intelligence Agency (ASIO) spied on itself in contravention of local laws. The Inspector-General’s Annual Report [PDF] lists breaches of Australia’s Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act (TIA). Read more on The Register.

Oct 172014
 

Here we go again: should someone’s right to tell their personal story be abridged for the sake of someone else? In this case, a woman is trying to stop her ex-husband from telling his history of child sexual abuse for fear their child will be distraught to read the father’s experiences. Ian Cobain and Matthew Taylor report: A British [...]