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UK encourages Google to revise privacy policy

July 08, 2013

Questions have been raised over Google's privacy policy once again, as one major body in the UK calls for extensive changes to be made to the way in which data is collected and used.

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), which is tasked with upholding the information rights of businesses and members of the public, believes that the internet giant is not taking the necessary steps to protect its users.

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Organisations under pressure to handle customer data transparently

July 03, 2013

As digital platforms become more common across Australia, the responsibility is now with organisations to make sure they handle customer data effectively and keep on top of vulnerability management .

This is according to the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Entertainment and Media Outlook , which showed that online purchases are on the rise, creating new challenges for businesses.

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Google ordered to comply with data protection laws

June 24, 2013

Enforcement action has been launched against Google in Europe, as the company has failed to comply with requests to improve its data protection policies.

An investigation was carried out between February and October last year to find out whether Google's privacy policy met the requirements set out in European data protection legislation.

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Companies ‘unable to handle big data’

June 20, 2013

There are many security challenges facing modern day organisations, but it seems that keeping big data safe is one of the most prominent.

This is according to a new study from McAfee entitled Needle in a Datastack , which indicated that businesses are vulnerable to security breaches because they do not know how to analyse or store big data.

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New study to assess attitudes towards privacy

June 17, 2013

A study is underway that will assess people's views and attitudes towards privacy, which will be carried out on behalf of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC).

Wallis Strategic Market and Social Research have been tasked with asking 1,000 people questions relating to how they believe their privacy is being dealt with.

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Vulnerability management ‘must extend to personal data’

June 13, 2013

Companies that deal with personal data need to make sure this information is kept secure, as one group believes that the problem will worsen over the coming years.

According to predictions from Gartner, 90 per cent of organisations will have personal data stored on their IT systems by 2019 that they do not own or control.

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