Australia's second-largest telco has joined its biggest rival in confirming the proposed set of data that the government wants telcos to retain for law-enforcement purposes is 'workable' for the company.
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Telstra has said that setting up a centralised system within the company to store data it is forced to retain for the Australian government will create a lucrative target for hackers.
The leaks from Edward Snowden on the US government's surveillance operations have hastened the need for mandatory data retention, according to the Australian Attorney-General's Department.
After last year's hacks and cyberattacks, the U.S. government now supports controversial legislation that indemnifies tech companies from sharing private user data.
On the heels of the Sony hack, a senior Democrat has revived a controversial law that wants private companies to share its customers' data with the US government.
Following up on Canada and London, IBM has tapped Germany to host a SoftLayer data center.
Hackers managed to steal more than 61 million records from retailers in 2014, even though the overall number of cyber attacks dropped by 50 percent.
Government has invested significant resources to build a "smart nation" supported by big data analytics, but it also needs to dedicate sufficient effort in addressing data security and privacy concerns.
The Australian Cyber Security Centre has launched an online service to allow Australian businesses and government agencies to report online security incidents.
A whole-of-government multi-use list for vendors of data analytics tools and services to be opened for application requests in early January will play a central role in the ATO's data and analytics program, set to kick off next year.
The company has secured two patents to streamline cloud deployment and enhances real-time analysis of cloud data.
Australian Attorney-General George Brandis has refused to release the PricewaterhouseCoopers report prepared for the government on the cost of the industry for the Australian government's mandatory data-retention legislation.
It's been a relatively quiet weekend here in the US, government screwup-wise. But that doesn't mean there's not a lot going on 'round the world, especially when it comes to cyberattacks and cybercrime.
The Queensland government has said that it will be taking legal action against IBM to make it pay for the malfunction that occurred in the state's health payroll in 2010.
The Australian government has today launched a new cybercrime reporting service known as ACORN.
Dimension Data has today launched a Canberra-based managed cloud services platform designed to meet the needs of Australian government agencies moving to the cloud as part of the government's cloud-first policy.
Australian telecommunications player Amcom will provide data network services to an additional 141 sites across the Northern Territory after signing an AU$6.5 million deal with the NT government.
Big Blue says the engine will eventually enable businesses to aggregate international requirements for data transfers and flag any cross-border privacy issues.
The government's move to force telcos and ISPs to retain customer metadata for two years has been branded 'intrusive of privacy' by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights, in a new report calling for the government to define the types of data to be retained and review the two-year retention period.
Facebook received 15,433 total requests in the U.S. alone during the first half of 2014, pertaining to data about 23,667 accounts.
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