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The right to be forgotten online could soon be forgotten
Despite bolstering free speech and access to information, the internet can be a double-edged sword, because that access to information goes both ways.
How Australia's energy market can be a case study for data rights
"There is clearly a need to rethink how electricity consumption information is exchanged."
Webroot to be sold for $618.5m
Webroot is about to be sold to data protection firm Carbonite for US$618.5 million after the two companies entered into a definitive agreement this week.
Dell EMC expands multicloud data protection capabilities
According to IDC, 92% of organisations have adopted a cloud environment with 64% adopting a multi-cloud approach.
Personalisation more important than privacy for Gen Z
Gen Z doesn’t just use the internet to connect them, entertain them, sell to them, and build their digital brand, they expect it to.
Cybersecurity and compliance in an uncertain climate
IT Governance' Alan Calder reflects on Data Protection Day and the next steps businesses should be taking for the year ahead.
The online content that gives Kiwis concern
InternetNZ has released a report that shows the things we are worried about, and where we might be going wrong.
Retail industry delaying digital transformation out of security concerns – Microsoft
While significant losses can result from cyberattacks, the benefits of digital transformation far outweigh the risks, according to Microsoft New Zealand.
Data Protection Day needs to be an everyday thing
Today marks the 13th annual Data Protection Day, a day aimed at raising awareness and promoting good data privacy practices around the world.
Why responsible use of workforce data is essential for business growth
"It is clear that Australians are seeking greater control and transparency over the use of their personal data."
‘Pivotal’ change in data protection a wake-up call
Veritas' Jasmit Sagoo discusses how individuals now have more control over their data and how this has impacted organisations.
Data Protection Day finally gaining deserved recognition
In previous years this day has been overlooked but KCOM's David Francis says recent events have fueled its importance.
Cybercrime could cost companies US$5.2tril over next five years – survey
New research from Accenture found that only 30% of organisations are very confident in internet security.
Could blockchain be used to manage data security? - Veeam
To better protect valuable data, organisations must conversely ensure that it is worthless when not in the hands of those who own it.
Using blockchain to drive transparency across the supply chain
"With blockchain, it’s likely we’ll see an increase in trust between organisations that work together through the supply chain."
News Corp's email bungle a harsh lesson in data privacy
News Corp claims the bungle was due to ‘human error’, demonstrating just how damaging those errors can be – especially at a time when its employees are already facing the prospect of losing their jobs.
Why a data protection mindset needs to be in your cyber agenda
Businesses’ access to and reliance on data means the risk of data loss are higher than they've ever been.
The three principles of effective data management
"Data has become big business, creating massive revenue streams for those who can understand it."
Using AI and machine learning to protect data
“Having consistently available IT systems is increasingly important to organisations that are responsible for managing, analysing and protecting more and more data points every day."
Data protection is key to building customer trust
"New data compliance rules offer an opportunity for businesses to re-evaluate their processes and improve data management and customer loyalty."
Five major risks of letting shadow IT go unchecked
A department creating its own bespoke IT solution may sound like a good idea, but are the risks really worth it?
Aus organisations need to lock down on data security
Where nearly 3 in 5 organisations (56%) routinely encrypted employee and HR data in 2016, this has further dropped to around 2 in 5 organisations (44%) this year.
The silent security risk of unstructured data
"IDC estimates that 90% of today’s enterprise data is unstructured."
Organisations lack holistic approach to data protection
It is paramount for organisations to have a clear understanding of what data protection is and close the gaps in their protection strategies.