Deakin University has chosen remote work solutions provider LogMeIn’s LastPass solution to safeguard its users’ sensitive data, records and passwords.
New rules for telecommunications customer premises cabling products and wiring have been published by telecoms lobby group Communications Alliance.
The Federal Government has warned that the telecommunications regulator ACMA is actively undertaking compliance checks to ensure mobile providers are complying with new measures and standards designed to protect Australians from fraud and identity theft, including mobile porting scams.
NBN Co, the operator of the National Broadband Network, has admitted to Australia’s competition watchdog, the ACCC, that it misled Canberra consumers who lived in areas where the NBN was operating into thinking that their telephone and Internet services supplied over the TransACT Network would be disconnected if they did not move to the NBN.
ACCAN, the consumer group representing telecommunications consumers, says more needs to be done to recognise the impact of unreliable telco services on consumers.
The Federal Government is overhauling consumer protections to "better reflect the way that modern telecommunication services" are delivered in Australia.
The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman says effective consumer safeguards are important to ensure timely connection and repairs for telecommunications consumers, as it begins its consideration of the Federal Government’s review of safeguards for teleco services.
Australian Government plans for a facial recognition identification and surveillance scheme are “dangerously overbroad, lack safeguards” and could dramatically alter the freedom of ordinary people going about their daily lives, according to the Human Rights Law Centre.
There has been a call for Australia’s telecommunications companies to raise the bar for consumer identity verification and increase consumer safeguards.
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