- 2017, August 8, The Guardian, “The Guardian view on data protection: a vital check on power“
- 2017, August 7, IMF, “Cyber Risk, Market Failures, and Financial Stability“
- 2017, August 7, ZDNet, “Cyberwar: A guide to the frightening future of online conflict“
- 2017, August 7, BBC, “UK data protection laws to be overhauled” — link to the UK Government consultation page. I’m not sure I understand the UK Government’s rationale to merge digital, culture, media and sport in to one department. But I guess Australia is no better when it comes to mega-agencies – Home Affairs Office!
- 2017, August 7, CSO, “Week in security: Ransomware gets real as Petya causes material revenue losses“
- 2017, August 7, ZDNet, “Australian Information Commissioner commends Red Cross for data breach response” — maybe the government and agencies managing sensitive data could run a bunch of Google dorks and see if anything turns up?? But hey, transparency after the fact is always a good thing.
- 2017, August 7, SSRN, “Privacy and Court Records: Online Access and the Loss of Practical Obscurity“
- 2017, August 7, SSRN, “Can Data Breach Claims Survive the Economic Loss Rule?“
- 2017, August 7, SSRN, “Data Protection and the Role of Fairness“
- 2017, August 7, SSRN, “A Model for Teaching Value Creation in Law School“
- 2017, August 7, The Register, “Hotspot Shield VPN throws your privacy in the fire, injects ads, JS into browsers – claim“
- 2017, August 7, CSO, “NSA whistleblower discusses ‘How the NSA tracks you’“
- 2017, August 7, The Hill, “Congress must act to protect data privacy before courts make surveillance even easier“
- 2017, August 7, IGP, “China’s Cybersecurity Law: The Impact On Digital Trade“
- 2017, August 7, The Bangkok Post, “Cyberinsurance demand surges with rise in attacks” — but if you do so, maybe check these guys out (not an endorsement!)
- 2017, August 7, Cyber Scoop, “Insurance regulators pitched on FICO-style score for cybersecurity” — interesting idea; but potentially dangerous to break down such a complex issue into a ‘simple’ number.
- 2017, August 7, SCMP, “Why Japan Will Profit The Most From Artificial Intelligence“
Pretty Hefty News Day!
Well, the UK Data Protection Bill is pretty big news today. I haven’t looked closely yet but I assume it is just the UK Government getting in line with GDPR legislation. Not such a big deal at all really – considering it would have been fait accompli if they hadn’t Brexit-ed.
An interesting selection of articles today though, which is refreshing after several days without much of interest.
To keep myself busy I am going back through historical reports to see how the debate over privacy has evolved in Australia. The Australian Law Reform Commission has written a LOT over the years. I’ve also had a look through the Hansard in NSW and Federal Parliament – passing legislation is not a quick process! As an example, in 1975 there was some interesting debate in NSW Parliament about the work of the Privacy Committee. It more or less disappeared from discussion until the 90s. Politics…