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The CSIRO’s digital arm Data61 today provided an update on its data privacy tool that uses AI to help share important datasets publicly in a safer way.  Still under development, it is already being used by the NSW government to analyse COVID-19 spread information, domestic violence data collected during the

Australia’s privacy commissioner has ordered the Department of Home Affairs to pay compensation to nearly 1,300  immigration detention detainees whose personal information was mistakenly posted online in 2014. The decision on one of Australia’s most serious privacy breaches represents the first time compensation will be paid for non-economic loss from

Australian banks don’t think dead people’s data should be as well protected as the living because community attitudes to the issue are unclear, despite law reform commissions arguing for better protections.  In a submission to the current review of the Australian Privacy the Australian Banking Association, which represents most major

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The world’s best known software development platform GitHub will remove all non-essential cookies from its websites to improve developers’ experience and protect their privacy. Visitors to the website will not see a cookie banner on GitHub.com or its subdomains. The announcement made Friday comes just a week after French regulators

Starting next year Apple will require apps to collect explicit permission from users to track them and turn the capability off by default. Last week the tech giant revealed apps that don’t comply will be removed from the App Store. The privacy measure, which Apple calls App Tracking Transparency (ATT),

Australia’s privacy regulator has called for a raft of changes to privacy law to ensure they remain “consistent with Australian values” and suitable for an increasingly digital world. But the watchdog stopped short of supporting GDPR style data regulation and consent management, as the government considers the biggest reforms to

It would take nearly half a day of non-stop reading to read the privacy policies of the top 16 most downloaded social media apps, which total more than 92,000 words, according to a new study. On average, social media privacy policies are 6,152 words long and take over 47 minutes

Australia’s privacy regulator received several queries about the controversial COVIDSafe mobile app but no formal complaints within the first six months of its use. The regulator has also not been notified of any data breaches related to the contact tracing app. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner today released

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Quantcast has released a privacy preference management tool it says will simplify consent management and improve users’ browsing, and is urging local marketers and publishers to respect consumer choices before regulators make them. On Wednesday adtech company Quantcast launched Permisio, an expansion of Quantcast Choice, the popular consent management platform

Dynamic Yield, a personalisation platform bought by McDonalds last year for a reported US$300 million plus, today unveiled a new feature that allows brands to guarantee consumers no data is collected on them without explicit consent. The company says the option is in response to the rising tide of global