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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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.
Establishing whole-of-government email and desktop services will allow Australian government agencies to focus on their core activities, CTO John Sheridan has said.
The Australian government is calling on the Productivity Commission to work out how best to deliver mobile broadband capability for the country's law enforcement and emergency services.
The U.S. government is crying foul over Apple and Google's efforts to bolster smartphone encryption. Because accusations that they're going "beyond the law" goes both ways.
The Australian government is undertaking a feasibility study to understand whether offering email and desktop productivity tools as a service would be viable.
The Victorian government has replaced the Information Privacy Act with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 to address the protection levels of personal information collected and used by public agencies.
Correction. Law enforcement located Silk Road by finding and accessing a server that wasn't supposed to be public. When others do this the government calls it a felony.
As the Australian government looks to force telcos to retain customer data for law-enforcement investigations, the number of requests for customer data that Telstra is receiving from Australian law-enforcement agencies has risen in the last six months.
Ecuador is on its way to signing in a law that would see the creation of a new government-backed digital currency and simultaneously ban the use of other cryptocurrencies in the country.
Secure email startup ProtonMail is facing questions over its legality after PayPal froze its account -- as well as over $285,000 in crowdfunding donations.
UPDATED: Citing government policies, as of July 1 Microsoft will no longer use email to issue certain security notifications.
New Zealand's National Cyber Security Centre and the Government Communications Security Bureau have released guidance for telecommunications operators after the passage of a controversial security law.
The Australian Law Reform Commission recommends new laws to cover serious invasion of privacy, but the current Attorney-General, Senator George Brandis, doesn't support the idea.
There will be no changes to proposed anti-cyber bullying legislation, despite a strong campaign to get the Australian government to include adults as part of the legislation following the death of TV personality Charlotte Dawson.
The number of requests to Google for user information from Australian government and law enforcement agencies has increased fivefold between 2009 and the end of 2013.
The Australian Law Reform Commission has called on the government to bring in technology-neutral fair use provisions into Australian copyright law, in a report that Attorney-General George Brandis has labelled 'controversial'.
Among the measures proposed by the data security branch of GCHQ to cut risks after Windows XP support ends is a block on government workers with the OS remotely accessing the network.
Australian Attorney-General George Brandis has said the government will not respond to a review of the Copyright Act until next year, and is unlikely to adapt the law for the digital age.
A new law passed this week will see online users who criticize the Vietnamese government face fines of US$4,740, but the new ruling lacks clarity over what comments would constitute a fine rather than imprisonment.
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