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American facial recognition company Clearview AI has breached the privacy of Australians by scraping biometric information from the Internet and releasing it through a facial recognition tool, the information commissioner Angelene Falk says.

Published in Technology Regulation

The University of Newcastle in the UK has been hit by a gang using the Windows DoppelPaymer ransomware, with the institution saying it is investigating the attack that it had noticed on 6 September.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 10:22

Forgotten server earns UK university big fine

The University of Greenwich in the UK has been fined £120,000 by the Information Commissioner for forgetting and leaving online a server linked to a database with personal data of 19,500 university students, staff, alumni and conference visitors.

Published in Security

Australia's data breach law takes effect on Thursday, making it mandatory for certain classes of organisations to report data breaches to the Information Commissioner and many have put out the welcome mat for the legislation.

Published in Security
Monday, 01 March 2010 22:51

Feds appoint new Information Commissioner

The Rudd Government is to appoint Commonwealth Ombudsman and Australian National University professor John McMillan to the newly created role of information commissioner to oversee its freedom of information and privacy regimes.
Published in Technology Regulation




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