Ensuring the privacy of open datasets and creating a secure data environment for government.

GWI worked to ensure the long-term security and privacy of sensitive datasets and create a culture of safe and secure […]

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The Social Dilemma – what it means for corporations and their use of data?

Technology has impacted society in countless positive ways, but Netflix’s recent docudrama, The Social Dilemma, brings to light the scary side of […]

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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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