As Australia's PM ramps up his push for the passing of the government's mandatory data-retention Bill, AFP assistant commissioner Tim Morris has said that the agency cannot support the right to anonymity where it may lead to unlawful activity.
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Together with the launch of updated custom Android software PrivatOS, the handset maker has revealed a new store dedicated to security and privacy applications.
Eldo Kim, Harvard student, wanted to get out of a final exam so he sent in a bomb threat using Tor to disguise his location and identity. Tor's not magic and the FBI caught him anyway.
After being hacked by Anonymous, AAPT has been found to be in breach of two sections of the Australian Privacy Act.
Some of the people who were most concerned about Internet privacy, and were using the Tor anonymous Internet service to protect it, may have been the most exposed.
Data protection authorities in one German state have threatened the fine if Facebook does not allow Germans to use the site without providing their real names.
Many organisations are sitting on masses of personal data they can't use without falling foul of data-protection laws. Anonymising the data is a way round the problem but doing that properly has proved tricky — until the recent release of new guidelines.
The Australian Privacy Commissioner has opened an investigation into AAPT and Melbourne IT, following Anonymous' attack late last month.
Lawsuit by unnamed Japanese alleges Internet giant's autocomplete feature breached his privacy, seeks damages for sudden job loss and subsequent job rejections.
A meeting on mobile applications and data privacy will be held on July 12 to start enforcement of Obama's digital Privacy Bill of Rights.
Automated data archiving system helps companies protect themselves against lawsuits and comply with upcoming data protection legislations, Symantec exec says, but Asian companies hesitant to jump onboard.
Tokyo court orders search giant to suspend autocomplete feature for breaching man's privacy, after it claims it got him fired. However Google refuses on grounds that it is not regulated under Japanese law, report reveals.
Most Asian countries, excluding Japan and Australia, have gaps in existing legal regimes to support cloud adoption, which prevents them from reaping full benefits, new study shows.
Microsoft accuses Google of bypassing its privacy settings in Internet Explorer, following news that Google had done the same with Apple's Safari browser.
Web giants remove content deemed offensive from their sites to comply with lawsuit and avoid having access to these sites cut by government, report states.
Indian minister says country will not block any online content unless it flouts Indian laws; adds that censorship debate has blown out of proportion.
Companies such as Apple and Amazon reluctant to enter Asia-Pacific because of difficult, time-consuming process to get rights for individual markets here, note analysts.
Results from official probe clears Dutch navigation services provider of violating data protection laws after it previously admitted to sharing customers' data with third parties, report says.
Large population and strong economic growth of China and India to drive Asia-Pacific, excluding Japan, to lead growth in global mobile workforce, with 1.3 billion workers expected by 2015, report states.
IT admins who have to cope with consumer devices spilling into enterprise space should use tools such as virtual desktop infrastructure and data encryption policies to better safeguard data access, market players suggest.
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