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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Staying safe online: Security & privacy are not the same thing

This week saw the annual Safer Internet Day, a global celebration for a better internet. Part of staying safe online is […]

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Australia’s digital identity dilemma

Australia is lagging behind in terms of centralised citizen digital identity. How much longer can the “100 points of ID” […]

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Privacy in public

To the best of my knowledge, I haven’t had my image posted on the websites ‘People of Walmart’, ‘Neighbour Shame’ […]

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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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Open Data Part II – Privacy the moving target

In common with most people working in the field of open data – particularly now as I launch into my […]

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Privacy and open data: Democracy the common denominator

I attended an interesting business lunch last week on privacy, innovation and open data at the Sydney offices of legal […]

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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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Metadata – The label on your information tin.

For years, metadata has been ticking away behind the scenes, with web purists developing elements for mainstream users to consume. […]

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GWI joins International Association of Privacy Professionals ANZ

GWI has announced a corporate membership with the International Association of Privacy Professionals – Australia and New Zealand (iappANZ). As Australia adapts […]

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Privacy in the garden shed: lessons from a Melbourne medical centre

The privacy of almost 1000 patients was compromised recently when medical records were discovered in a backyard garden shed in […]

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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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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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I like cloud and my toast!

I like cloud …….. and toast. At home I am able to plug my toaster into the wall, pop in […]

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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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