Criminals, government officials and privacy conscious citizens share a fondness for secure communications. Continue reading “(In)Secure Messaging”
The CEO of an Australian FinTech startup says he is considering excluding the EU from his business plan, because the upcoming new EU regulation on consumer data protection, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), brings challenges that would outweigh potential business benefits in the EU region in the short term.
I felt guilty of privacy intrusion today. It was awkward. I was challenged on the train in Sydney and I was left with a few thoughts on privacy. Continue reading “Awkward Privacy Snap”
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?”
How to turn a business’ privacy weakness into a business strength?
Business is lost over privacy concerns, because we distrust most organisations in handling our personal information according to the latest OAIC privacy survey (ACAPS 2017). I believe in the opportunity to further grow online business through better privacy management with further privacy focus, transparency and giving easy control to online customers on their personal data.
Continue reading “From Privacy Weakness to Business Strength”
What would you do about private digital communication services if you were a leading political figure? How would you balance the priorities of privacy to best foster the development of your nation’s digital economy (relying on citizens and businesses digital trust) and the importance of counter-terrorism activities through digital surveillance? Continue reading “Counter-terrorism digital surveillance vs privacy from a politician point of view”
What would you want in exchange for foregoing your privacy and being monitored online: your every online move, all the sites and the apps you go to and for how long? Continue reading “Join a digital big brother program?”
Australian politicians use Wickr and WhatsApp
Encrypted Political Turmoil, is a post I published in October 2016 reporting on the increasing use and popularity of secure communication apps, such as Wickr and WhatsApp, among leading Australian political figures including the Prime Minister. Continue reading “BYOS, Secure Communication for Hack-Fearing Politicians & others”