Australia’s war on encryption: Idiocy or Miscommunication?

Australia’s war on encryption: Idiocy or Miscommunication?

King Idiot?

Australia would be the “King Idiot” of the internet according to ZDNet and other reports such as boingboing. The honorific title would be reportedly deserved, because the Australian Prime Minister, Mr Turnbull, has made a controversial statement on the laws of mathematics in a context referring to encrypted communications used for evil. Continue reading “Australia’s war on encryption: Idiocy or Miscommunication?”

Encrypted Political Turmoil

Encrypted Political Turmoil
Mr Turnbull and other members of the Australian Government may have something in common with Mrs Clinton with regards to Information Security. They are reported to use non-Government-vetted technologies to communicate, and to supposedly communicate on Government and political matters. The subject has certainly landed Mrs Clinton into a great deal of political turmoil (a few comments and thoughts here), and fair questions are now being asked in Australia.

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How do personal tech and professional data mix?

How do personal tech and professional data mix?

A prominent political figure is paying a hefty price for mixing confidential information with personal technology for the sake of convenience. Hillary Clinton may indeed regret the use of her personal email account to manage business communications involving professional sensitive information. Continue reading “How do personal tech and professional data mix?”

How to comply with the proposed Australian Government mandatory data breach notification scheme?

How to comply with the proposed Australian Government mandatory data breach notification scheme?

The Australian Government has published an exposure draft of the anticipated mandatory data breach notification scheme that will eventually come to effect through an amendment of the Australian Privacy Act. Continue reading “How to comply with the proposed Australian Government mandatory data breach notification scheme?”