privacy

If, like me, you worked in privacy about ten years ago, you’ve probably felt like that ghost rider on the freeway. Listening to the radio, knowing for sure you were doing things right, you hear an emergency broadcast announce that there’s one ghost rider around where you are driving. Seeing

You’re trailing bits of personal data – such as credit card numbers, shopping preferences and which news articles you read – as you travel around the internet. Large internet companies make money off this kind of personal information by sharing it with their subsidiaries and third parties. Public concern over

Advances in predictive analytics and metadata technology are adding more privacy risks to an already problematic national data retention regime, the Australian Privacy regulator has told an intelligence and security inquiry. Download: Which-50’s Simple Fast Easy magazine – Six great digital experience case studies Speaking at a public hearing for the

Last week, software company Salesforce acquired CDP and personalisation engine vendor Evergage. Alone this deal may not be noteworthy. But coupled with market growth, multiple mergers and acquisitions and predicted vulnerability of personalisation investments—this latest move bears a closer look. What’s the common thread between these deals? What is implied

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Nearly half of internet users globally now turn on ad blockers and social media continues to attract new users despite an increase in privacy concerns. A clear majority of internet users say they are concerned about how their personal information is being manipulated by companies and the threat of fake

The UK privacy watchdog has unveiled a strict new code of practice for online services providers like Facebook and Google, requiring them to offer a “built-in baseline of data protection” for children. The new rules will apply to online services likely to be accessed by children in the UK, requiring

Something a little different for our final cover story of the decade. We asked Which-50’s lead writers to tell ‘the story behind the story’ that most resonated with them this year.  The four they chose are snapshots of the massive transformations which are underway in businesses and society—and they represent

One year in to Australia’s controversial encryption busting laws, technology giants are still concerned about the potential “backdoors” being built in to communication systems by security agencies. Stephen Schmidt, CISO at Amazon Web Services, told Which-50 the American tech giant is still worried about the privacy and security consequences of

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The government agency implementing My Health Record failed to appropriately manage cybersecurity risks or complete any of its four planned privacy assessments, according to a performance review by the Australian National Audit Office, which also found emergency access to patient records was routinely misused.  While the implementation has been “largely

Consumers comprehensively reject the practice of brands, publishers and platforms tracking their internet behaviour without their explicit consent, according to research commissioned by Which-50. Yet few sites or services allow for this, and instead assume implicit acceptance based on terms and conditions which few consumers have read — and even