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Civil libertarians raise concerns over family violence offender register

Civil libertarians say a Victoria Police proposal for a register of domestic violence offenders, that could be accessed by the public, could be open to abuse.

Victoria | Bianca Hall | Wed Jul 01 13:15:34 EST 2015

New smart label, or chipless RFID tag, set to kill off the barcode

A new generation of chipless RFID tags developed by Monash University researchers could transform retailing.

 Imagine filling up your trolley with groceries and simply rolling out the door. Monash researchers have created a superior RFID tag, potentially turning this dream into a reality.

NSW,Retail,National | Esther Han | Fri May 01 12:39:20 EST 2015

Trust spies and police on metadata retention to fight terrorism and crime, Attorney-General George Brandis pleads

George Brandis says data retention will come into force in Australia.

Attorney-General George Brandis dismisses evidence disputing usefulness of mandatory metadata retention, saying he trusts spies and police.

Consumer Security | Ben Grubb | Sat Feb 21 14:26:28 EST 2015

Department of Human Services cuts back on private investigators in welfare fraud cases

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Welfare cheats are less likely to have someone photographing them from a car.

Public Service,Political News | Phillip Thomson | Sun Jan 18 23:45:00 EST 2015

Department of Human Services cuts back on private investigators in welfare fraud cases

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Welfare cheats are less likely to have someone photographing them from a car.

Public Service,Political News | Phillip Thomson | Sun Jan 18 23:45:00 EST 2015

Australians may forgo online mental health help under new metadata laws

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Innovative Australian online mental health providers could be deserted by clients under the government's controversial new metadata laws.

ACT News | Ben Westcott | Sat Dec 27 23:00:00 EST 2014

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Australians may forgo online mental health help under new metadata laws

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George Branids.

Digital Life News,ACT News | Ben Westcott | Sat Dec 27 23:00:00 EST 2014

Data

Fitness tracking data in courts – persuasive, but not conclusive

There's a range of issues that self-trackers, legal professionals and others will need to consider when tracker data is used  as evidence.

Beyond simply counting steps, fitness tracking technology creates personal black boxes that archive everything we do – even sleeping. So can it be used as evidence in court?

Digital Life News,Digital Life | Suneel Jethani, Angela Daly | Tue Nov 25 07:10:31 EST 2014

ACC staff member caught using drugs prompts call for wider tests

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The Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity has called for more "high risk" public service agencies to consider drug testing.

Public Service,ACT News | Phillip Thomson | Mon Oct 20 23:30:00 EST 2014

Opposition grows to storage of photo and biometric data

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Photographs of millions of Australians will be stored by the Immigration Department and this so-called "biometric data" gathering could extend to fingerprinting and iris scanning under the Abbott...

Political News | David Wroe | Thu Oct 16 00:15:00 EST 2014

Opposition grows to storage of photo and biometric data

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Photographs of millions of Australians will be stored by the Immigration Department and this so-called "biometric data" gathering could extend to fingerprinting and iris scanning under the Abbott...

National | David Wroe | Thu Oct 16 00:15:00 EST 2014

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Doing illegal things online? Here's what the tech companies are doing to catch you

Analysis service: PhotoDNA software watches for child exploitation images online.

Google's netted a pedophile. But Facebook, Twitter, Outlook, Hotmail and Bing are also watching what you send and share.

Digital Life News,Technology News,World | Rose Powell | Thu Aug 07 08:42:32 EST 2014

AFP accesses MyWay data for investigations

AFP requests MyWay data

Australian Federal Police investigators have requested travel history and contact details collected from Canberra's MyWay ticketing system more than two dozen times since 2010.

ACT News,Government IT | Henry Belot and Tom McIlroy | Wed Jul 30 12:16:17 EST 2014

Explainer

In our online-driven world, who has the right to be forgotten?

Google

The "right to be forgotten" has been enshrined by Europe's highest court, ordering search engine operators to delete links containing old, excessive or misleading personal information.

Digital Life News | Mahesh Sharma | Thu Jun 05 09:34:23 EST 2014

Privacy

Want to be anonymous? Now you have a right to be

New laws allow you to be anonymous or use a pseudonym when dealing with companies.

Australian citizens now have the right to remain anonymous or use a pseudonym when interacting with government agencies, private health service providers, and large organisations under new privacy...

Business IT | Ben Grubb | Sun Mar 23 18:48:17 EST 2014

Tech

Coles reveals customers' data is shared with third parties overseas

Customers using the Coles Flybuys card or online shopping service are having their personal details sent to up to 30 other companies owned by the same corporation and to third parties in at least 23...

Technology News,National | Phillip Thomson | Sun Mar 09 03:00:00 EST 2014

Coles shares personal flybuys and online data

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Coles customers are having their personal details sent to at least 30 other companies.

National | Phillip Thomson | Sun Mar 09 03:00:00 EST 2014

Privacy

Drones in the sky - technological marvel or threat to privacy?

This undated image provided by Amazon.com shows the so-called Prime Air unmanned aircraft project that Amazon is working on in its research and development labs. Amazon says it will take years to advance the technology and for the Federal Aviation Administration to create the necessary rules and regulations, but CEO Jeff Bezos said Sunday Dec. 1, 2013,  there's no reason Drones can't help get goods to customers in 30 minutes or less. (AP Photo/Amazon)

This question will be the focus of a "mini" inquiry at Parliament House in Canberra on Friday.

Technology News,Digital Life News,Sci-Tech | Ben Grubb | Thu Feb 27 09:34:10 EST 2014

Data 'could end up with crooks'

Andrew Mcdonald, head of security at Chasers nightclub.

The personal information of customers whose identification is scanned at Kings Cross nightclubs could end up in the hands of criminals with ties to the venues, privacy advocates are warning.

NSW | Sean Nicholls | Thu Oct 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

Privacy

Data 'could end up with crooks'

Andrew Mcdonald, head of security at Chasers nightclub.

The personal information of customers whose identification is scanned at Kings Cross nightclubs could end up in the hands of criminals with ties to the venues, privacy advocates are warning.

Consumer Security,NSW,Digital Life News,Technology News | Sean Nicholls | Thu Oct 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

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