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Gmail, Facebook, Skype excluded from Australian data retention

By Josh Taylor, ZDNet Australian law-enforcement agencies will not have legal, direct, warrantless access to customer information for international companies such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, and other communications platforms under the mandatory data-retention legislation. The legislation currently before the parliament will force Australian telecommunications companies to retain an as-yet-undefined set of customer data for a

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Assess Privacy Impacts Of Marketing And CRM to Avoid Claims

By Alan L. Friel, Mondaq Big data and the interactivity of digital marketing are powerful tools for marketers, but consumer data protection laws have evolved in recent years, resulting in new and heightened compliance and risk management issues that need to be addressed when executing advanced advertising campaigns and consumer relationship management (“CRM”) programs. This can

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Should your paycheck dictate your privacy?

insuranceNEWS.com.au The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has demanded insurers hand over information about high net worth clients, insuranceNEWS.com.au can reveal. Notices served under Section 264 of the Income Tax Assessment Act request details of art collections insured for more than $500,000. “In the course of managing tax compliance of wealthy individuals, the ATO often obtains

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3 Rules of Respectful Data-Driven Marketing

By Heather Zynczak, CMS Wire Technology’s recent surge in big data capabilities has also spawned a number of concerns – perhaps most notably the issue of privacy — and whether or not it actually exists. Most technology executives have similar attitudes on the subject. Google CEO Eric Schmidt remarked, “If you have something that you

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Global Survey Reveals Impact of Data Breaches on Customer Loyalty

By Anina Steele, DigitalJournal.com 65 percent of adult consumers unlikely to do business again with companies after financial data breach Data breaches have a significant impact on whether a customer will interact with an organization again, according to new research from SafeNet, Inc., a global leader in data protection solutions. The global research surveyed over

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Execs Rate Protection of IP Higher than Customer Data: Ponemon

By Leon Spencer, zdnet A new survey by the Ponemon Institute has shown that, according to Australia’s IT security professionals, company executives would spend more money on IP security concerns rather than customer information breaches, despite the latter occurring more frequently. The study, Exposing the Cybersecurity Cracks: Australia Part 2, found that although there were more

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Emergency data law: what it is and why it’s a bad idea

By Nicole Kobie, PC Pro UK government is seeking to push through emergency legislation requiring mobile operators and ISPs to collect data about customers’ communications, months after existing rules were struck down by a European court. The prime minister today detailed “emergency security legislation” for the new law, the Data Retention and Investigation Powers Bill, which

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Wikileaks leak shows data sovereignty threat

By Josh Taylor, @joshgnosis – ZDNet A leak of documents from the Trade in Services Agreement negotiations show Australia and other negotiating parties would be prevented from ensuring sensitive customer data remains in the country of origin. The secret draft text for the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) Financial Services Annex released by Wikileaks shows 50

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Domino’s Pizza blackmailed over mass data leak

By Juha Saarinen, Allie Coyne – itnews Updated: Over 600,000 customer records captured.   Fast food giant Domino’s Pizza has been held to ransom for €30,000 (A$43,500) after hackers stole over 600,000 customer details from a legacy platform used by the company’s European operations. A group named Rex Mundi last week claimed to have breached

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