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Monday marks two years since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation, Europe’s wide ranging data processing regulations. Billed as a strong deterrent with penalties potentially in the billions, GDPR was widely expected to help citizens wrestle back their data from the companies which have for years harvested, traded

Australia’s competition and privacy regulators today released their compliance and enforcement policy for the upcoming Consumer Data Right, opting for a “strategic risk-based” approach that will be updated regularly. In a joint announcement, the ACCC and the Office of The Australian Information Commissioner revealed it will have the right to

Late last year Gartner declared 80 per cent of marketers would abandon personalisation efforts by 2025 because of a lack of ROI and a rising tide of data regulation. The analysts argued many data and personalisation efforts were backfiring with consumers finally catching on to the trade off and rejecting

Children in Australia are being pervasively tracked when they go online without proper regard for their privacy or the risks of collecting their data, according to technology and privacy experts. Driven by a multibillion-dollar children’s advertising market, private companies are harvesting personal information to build psychographic profiles and data sets

Retargeting giant Criteo is being investigated by the French data protection authority following a complaint by an international privacy group about the collection and exploitation of consumers’ data by adtechs. Which-50 has confirmed the investigation with both the French authority and Criteo in what could be a landmark case for

Australia’s privacy regulator has begun legal proceedings against Facebook over its failure to protect users’ data during the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The social media giant is facing a potential multimillion-dollar fine but whether the case will have a lasting impact of the social media giant’s operations is unclear. Facebook has

Australia’s privacy watchdog is looking into claims Alinta Energy failed to protect its 1.1 million customers’ data following its sale to Chinese investors in 2017. A joint investigation by the Nine newspapers and ABC published earlier this week uncovered a series of data protection red flags, including poor privacy compliance

You would thinking flying in a plane would be more dangerous than driving a car. In reality it’s much safer, partly because the aviation industry is heavily regulated. Airlines must stick to strict standards for safety, testing, training, policies and procedures, auditing and oversight. And when things do go wrong,

The Australian Human Rights Commission is calling for tighter rules on how AI and emerging technologies are developed, saying it is alarmed by some of the current use of the technology. The Commission wants to ensure accountability and the rule of law are upheld in a world where machines and

Communications Minister Paul Fletcher said the ACCC inquiry into digital platforms will lead changes in Australia’s media regulatory framework and raised the possibility of tighter regulation of US tech giants while addressing industry in Sydney this week. “20 plus years ago there was still a strong mindset that said ‘the