After last year's hacks and cyberattacks, the U.S. government now supports controversial legislation that indemnifies tech companies from sharing private user data.
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Australian software provider and local government specialist is named as preferred vendor subject to contract negotiations.
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.
The Australian Senate committee for the scrutiny of Bills has slammed the government's decision to leave the data set out of mandatory data-retention legislation.
The avoidable deaths of 29 men in a mine explosion in New Zealand has focused government and agencies on improving workplace safety — and analytics software is about to play a key role.
Senate passes broad bill which criminalises child pornography, cyberstalking, identity theft, and hacking government computers.
The Attorney-General's Department has admitted that proposed mandatory data retention legislation may be used for far more than what the government has claimed it will be required for.
While on the one hand, the Australian government is claiming that security agencies will not get access to any new data under mandatory data retention, Attorney-General George Brandis has claimed that the legislation is required because there aren't any existing metadata laws.
Labor has called on the Australian government to release the exposure draft for legislation forcing telecommunications companies to keep customer data for two years.
The Australian government expects its new counter-terrorism laws to pass in parliament after accepting all of the recommendations made by a committee looking into the new legislation.
The Australian Greens party is aiming to smoke the Labor senators out on mandatory data retention and secure enough votes to ensure that the planned legislation cannot pass the Senate.
The Chinese government is cracking down on Instagram, fearing dissidents and food porn. Europe is once again telling Google how it feels, and the FBI is releasing software. Plus more gov news 'round the globe.
Labor senators voted with government senators to defeat Greens and cross-bench attempts to limit ASIO's new expansive powers to spy on all Australian internet users, as the legislation passed the Senate overnight.
The NSW government has followed Victoria’s lead, signing a deal with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to obtain exclusive rights to the .sydney top-level domain.
The Australian government announced that it has embarked on the hunt for a children's e-safety commissioner as it prepares new legislation aimed at enhancing online safety for children and cracking down on online bullying.
SEC to Facebook: yeah, we're good, Homeland Security does software, and go ahead and unlock your cellphone [Government IT Week]
It's been a slow summer in Gov news, but at least the Library of Congress seems willing to let you unlock your cell phone. The SEC just "liked" (or at least ignored) Facebook's IPO mess, and DHS is now the Department of Homemade Software. Read on...
Updated: The Coalition's plan to dismantle the Labor-Greens majority NBN Senate committee in favour of a joint committee dominated by government MPs, with the help of Palmer United Party senators, has been delayed after the government lacked the votes in the Senate to pass the motion.
The Australian government has defied a Senate motion calling for the release of the source code to the AEC's election vote counting software on fears the software could be manipulated or hacked.
Australian Labor MP and the chair of the committee that investigated Australia's telecommunications interception laws has called for the Coalition government to bring on data retention legislation.
Amid a battle over a Freedom of Information request to the Australian Electoral Commission, the Senate has passed a motion compelling the commission to hand over the source code for software used to count votes for the Senate.
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