Monthly Archives: June 2013

Consumers willing to give up personal data – if there are benefits

June 27, 2013

The majority of people are willing to give up their personal data, but only if companies can demonstrate a clear incentive for getting them to do so.

These are the results of a new survey by Infosys, which revealed that there is a level of caution towards data sharing, even in spite of the benefits it can bring.

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Inquiry rejects data retention plans

June 25, 2013

Controversial plans to keep hold of data relating to Australians' internet and telephone activities have been sidelined by the federal government following an official inquiry.

The Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security was asked to assess whether it would be feasible to hold onto such data for up to two years in case it was required by law enforcement agencies.

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Google ordered to comply with data protection laws

June 24, 2013

Enforcement action has been launched against Google in Europe, as the company has failed to comply with requests to improve its data protection policies.

An investigation was carried out between February and October last year to find out whether Google's privacy policy met the requirements set out in European data protection legislation.

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Data breach laws ‘would threaten businesses’

Proposals to bring compulsory data breach legislation into force could cause problems for many of the country's businesses, an expert has warned.

Jodie Sangster, chief executive officer of the Association for Data-driven Marketing and Advertising (ADMA), explained that companies do not need more layers of regulation to contend with.

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June 2013 Newsletter

June 23, 2013

Check out our latest Securus newsletter to see what’s been happening in the security sphere. From mandatory disclosure of data breaches, to vulnerability management, a review of penetration testing to changes in the PCI standards, in this issue, there is something of interest for everyone!

Companies ‘unable to handle big data’

June 20, 2013

There are many security challenges facing modern day organisations, but it seems that keeping big data safe is one of the most prominent.

This is according to a new study from McAfee entitled Needle in a Datastack, which indicated that businesses are vulnerable to security breaches because they do not know how to analyse or store big data.

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We shouldn’t be responsible for mobile app security, Australians say

June 19, 2013

Companies and service providers should take responsibility for mobile application security, rather than everyday consumers, a new survey has found.

Carried out by Newspoll, the research showed that 80 per cent of people think that the provider of the service linked to an app – such a bank – should be responsible for the data they collect.

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