New GDPR privacy laws could leave Australian companies facing massive fines for data leaks

New GDPR privacy laws could leave Australian companies facing massive fines for data leaks

Updated May 08, 2018 08:34:10 Have you received a message from Twitter lately about protecting your data? Has eBay contacted you about your privacy rights? These companies, and others, are getting on the front foot ahead of a new privacy law coming into effect in the European Union this month. …

How the internet tricks you out of privacy using ‘dark patterns’ of design – Science News

How the internet tricks you out of privacy using ‘dark patterns’ of design – Science News

The padlock is the internet’s talisman of privacy and safety. It’s in the corner of your browser when you have a secure website connection. It appears on a Twitter protected profile. It indicates where to find Facebook’s privacy settings. But in the words of Inigo Montoya in The Princess Bride, …

Facebook to move 1.5 billion users out of reach of new EU privacy law

Facebook to move 1.5 billion users out of reach of new EU privacy law

Updated April 20, 2018 07:15:57 Facebook is set to move more than 1.5 billion users out of reach of a new European privacy law, which would allow regulators to fine companies for data breaches. Key points: The new EU law allows for fines of up to 4 per cent of …

Singapore to test facial recognition on lampposts, stoking privacy fears

Singapore to test facial recognition on lampposts, stoking privacy fears

Posted April 13, 2018 18:54:09 Photo: Chinese company Yitu’s facial recognition technology is capable of identifying over 1.8 billion faces in less than 3 seconds. (Reuters: Edgar Su) Surveillance cameras sitting on top of over 100,000 lampposts in Singapore could soon help authorities pick out and recognise faces in crowds …

Morning mail: ‘Privacy an illusion,’ Facebook victims say | Australia news

Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Thursday 12 April. Top stories “Privacy is a complete illusion,” says Erin Quinn, a Brisbane woman who discovered this week she had been caught up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Quinn was one of 311,127 …

Facebook privacy breach: How to check right now if Cambridge Analytica got your data

Facebook privacy breach: How to check right now if Cambridge Analytica got your data

Updated April 10, 2018 23:32:10 Photo: This Facebook help page will tell you if your data has been breached by Cambridge Analytica. Facebook has released an online tool that tells users whether their data was improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica. Key points: An estimated 87 million people had their data …

Facebook privacy breach: How to check right now if Cambridge Analytica has your data

Facebook privacy breach: How to check right now if Cambridge Analytica has your data

Posted April 10, 2018 22:50:31 Facebook has released an online tool that tells users whether their data was improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica. A page in Facebook’s help centre will now tell you whether you or a friend were affected. The social media giant said it would be rolling out …

Why do the Chinese seem more willing to give up their privacy for security than Australians?

Why do the Chinese seem more willing to give up their privacy for security than Australians?

Posted April 08, 2018 06:14:54 Photo: WeChat has become integral in the day-to-day lives of Chinese citizens despite privacy drawbacks. (Reuters: Mark Blinch) Nick Liu knows all too well about the massive troves of data being gathered and analysed by technology companies, so he held off using his phone to …

Facebook under investigation by Australia’s privacy commissioner over Cambridge Analytica breach

Facebook under investigation by Australia’s privacy commissioner over Cambridge Analytica breach

Updated April 05, 2018 13:25:17 Australia’s Privacy Commissioner has launched a formal investigation into social media giant Facebook, in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Facebook has revealed more than 300,000 Australians may have had their private data used without their knowledge. Acting Information and Privacy Commissioner Angelene Falk …

Peter Dutton: details related to au pair decisions suppressed on privacy grounds | Australia news

Key details related to Peter Dutton’s decision to grant visas on public interest grounds to two au pairs in 2015 must continue to be suppressed for privacy reasons, a tribunal has ruled. In the first case, an au pair whose visa was cancelled at Brisbane’s international airport in June 2015 …