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Category Archives: Data Privacy

Adobe hacked: customer data, source code compromised

By Brian Krebs Adobe has revealed it was the victim of sophisticated cyber attacks on its networks by hackers who accessed data belonging to millions of customers along with the source code to some of its popular software titles. Chief security officer Brad Arkin said in a statement on Thursday (US time) the company believed

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France moves closer to fining Google over data privacy

Source Financial Review France’s data protection watchdog moved closer to fining Google for the way it stores and tracks user information after the search engine ignored a three-month ultimatum to bring its practices in line with local law. The privacy watchdog, known as CNIL, said on Friday it was opening a procedure to impose formal

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SAP cashes in on NSA snooping concerns for new Australian business

By James Hutchinson Global software giant SAP will expand the number of cloud computing services it offers directly to Australian ­clients in a bid to cash in on a wave of privacy concerns arising from revelations of United States government ­surveillance practices. The German company’s outgoing co-chief executive officer Jim ­Hagemann Snabe said the company was evaluating

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The clouded issue of data sovereignty

By Craig Scroggie Business leaders and pundits alike often look to the exponential rise of ICT and the internet as a source of business trends and how we’ll conduct business in a future environment. In recent years the switch to remote information hosting in the ‘cloud’, has become somewhat of a bandwagon on which many

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Big data and the myth of anonymity

By Charis Palmer, itNEWS When NAB online savings arm UBank appeared on the ABC’s Four Corners in a recent program about privacy, it was quick to point out its People Like U application only uses “anonymous data”. Likewise, Quantium, the organisation that helped UBank build the People Like U application, has argued it only uses

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ACMA slams virtual operator Lycamobile for mishandling customer data

By Harrison Polites, Technology Spectator Australian virtual mobile operator Lycamobile has been slammed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for failing to keep accurate customer records. According to the regulator, Lycramobile  – a virtual telco who has built a market around offering cheap overseas calls – failed to provide correct customer information to

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Retailers must react to data distrust

By Lucy Handley Figures to be published tomorrow will reveal that people trust retailers with their personal information significantly less than they used to. Figures to be published tomorrow will reveal that people trust retailers with their personal information significantly less than they used to. While supermarkets and high street chains are faring best in

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