Data de-identification – is privacy achievable?

Did you hear about the dataset of Medicare claims that had to be removed from the Australian Government’s open data portal, after being […]

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Where’s my job going?

This article also appears on Startup Smart. The greatest challenge to Australia is not immigration, it’s automation. Like so many others […]

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Census in context: Do we actually need to worry about our privacy?

Tuesday 9 August is Census night. You may have heard some fuss around this, especially about the privacy implications of […]

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Democracy intelligence: creating public value in Australia

As someone who is infatuated by data and its value, I am puzzled by the information flowing from the Australian […]

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Grasping the power of information and data – extinguishing fires and saving lives

Slipping into a breathable, bright orange jumpsuit and feeling like a character out of the TV series ‘Orange is the […]

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How to sleep in on a work day (and not get fired).

Your alarm goes off on a Monday morning. Instinct tells you to hit snooze to savour just a few extra […]

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Business ‘not so’ intelligent

I’d like to challenge what I see as the traditional view of Business Intelligence (BI). On a daily basis I’m […]

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Metadata deemed ‘personal information’ during Privacy Awareness Week

This week we saw a landmark ruling by Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim. Fairfax journalist Ben Grubb was granted the right to receive […]

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The data melting pot

When I think of a melting pot, I think of cooking. Cooking is a wonderful activity, I call it an […]

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Why privacy is a headache.

Does the whole privacy ‘thing’ feel like you’re wading through glue, with every step slow and difficult? You know what? […]

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Privacy engineering – plan early!

Information privacy activities continue to enjoy media attention. Recent articles – summarised below – highlight the need to ensure personal […]

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The Open Data deal

Over the past few weeks I’ve spent a lot of time in airport lounges and hotel rooms, giving me the […]

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Data Protection in a globlised information society

The free flow and sharing of data and information is a significant part of the globalisation trend.  In Australia, as […]

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Big Data – Making it practical and cost effective

Big data is emerging as a key leverage tool to transform the way companies create products and services, reach out to […]

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Balancing transparency and the individual right to privacy

I’ve been thinking about Rufus Pollock’s article ‘The “right to be forgotten” – a threat to Transparency and Open Data?’ […]

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The Information Journey

The principle of “managing information as an asset” must be clearly understood and defined in the business context; otherwise, it […]

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Open data is a genuine force for public good

This article http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/12/response-confuse-open-data-sharing-government in the UK’s Guardian newspaper hit an important issue for open data.  Jeni Tennison of the UK’s Open Data […]

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Who do you trust?

The idea of a formal decision-action cycle as the basis for a command and control system is not new.  Perhaps […]

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Surveillance

So what is my information worth?

Infonomics – I’m often asked ‘so this information thing, how do you place a value on it’? Businesses today are increasingly ‘information […]

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Mining for Information

Enabling leadership in global mining through timely and accurate information. We argue that the key drivers for information and knowledge […]

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