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Report

07 Nov 2017

Safety scandals in Australian hospitals are depressingly frequent. They stimulate special reports and an immediate flurry of action. The tragedy is that these safety incidents occur despite reporting, governance and oversight mechanisms that – if they were working properly –...

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14 Oct 2017

This review considered the balance between appropriate access to Medicare card numbers for health professionals and the security of patients’ Medicare card numbers. It makes a number of findings and recommendations for practical improvements to the security of Medicare numbers without increasing...

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Research report

12 Oct 2017

Given the ever-increasing focus on coordinating and harmonising social protection programs, aiming for a systems approach, countries have been exploring new ways to integrate data and better handle information, to ensure that the right people are receiving the right transfer amounts at the right...

Policy

07 Sep 2017

The Palaszczuk Government is hoping new jobs will be created under its commitment to make better use of government data.

This Open Data Policy Statement is intended to promote access to government data that will help foster ingenuity.

The Queensland government created its first...

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Fact sheet

30 Aug 2017

The Data Integration Partnership for Australia (DIPA) is an investment to maximise the use and value of the Government’s data assets. Through data integration and analysis, the DIPA creates new insights into important and complex policy questions.

The DIPA will:

  • improve our
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Report

03 Aug 2017

This report provides a high-level analysis of how big data capabilities can be used and managed by Australia’s national security community.

The associated resource, ‘Big Data in National Security - online resource’, provides policy makers and the public with a detailed...

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Report

29 Jun 2017

This is my ninth annual Information Systems Audit Report. The report summarises the results of the 2016 annual cycle of audits, plus application reviews completed by our Information Systems audit group since last year’s report.

The report is important because it reveals the...

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Discussion paper

19 Jun 2017

Data Governance Australia is committed to setting industry standards and benchmarks for the responsible and ethical collection, use and management of data in Australia.

We are developing a Code of Practice as part of our on-going effort to set leading industry standards, promote a culture...

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Report

05 Jun 2017

Blockchain is a form of distributed ledger technology (DLT) that connects different parties over the internet to provide a secure and trustworthy record of their transactions (both financial and non-financial), without giving control to a third party.

On blockchains, you can prove...

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05 Jun 2017

Blockchain is a form of distributed ledger technology (DLT) that connects different parties over the internet to provide a secure and trustworthy record of their transactions (both financial and non-financial), without giving control to a third party.

On blockchains, you can prove...

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Research report

08 May 2017

Key points

  • Extraordinary growth in data generation and usability has enabled a kaleidoscope of new business models, products and insights. Data frameworks and protections developed prior to sweeping digitisation need reform. This is a global phenomenon and Australia
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Article

25 Apr 2017

The European Union (EU) has enacted two key regulations relating to data processing- the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)(link is external) and the Network and Information...

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Journal article

06 Apr 2017

As members of the ‘fourth estate’, journalists have enjoyed certain limited protections for themselves and their sources under the laws of various countries. These protections are now uniquely challenged in the context of metadata retention and enhanced surveillance and national security...

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Annual Report

17 Mar 2017

After one full year of operations, Digital Rights Watch has released its inaugural annual report.

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Journal article

14 Mar 2017

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In 2015, the Australian government passed the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Act, which requires ISPs to collect metadata about their users and store this metadata for two years. From its conception, Australia’s data...

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Research report

13 Mar 2017

On 12 January 2017, the Privacy Commissioner issued an interim report regarding a forensic audit of the mobile telephones of certain Victorian politicians and public servants being undertaken at the request or direction of the Premier of Victoria. The audit was in response to the apparent leak...

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Research report

10 Mar 2017

Zero-day vulnerabilities — software vulnerabilities for which no patch or fix has been publicly released — and their exploits are useful in cyber operations — whether by criminals, militaries, or governments — as well as in defensive and academic settings.

This report provides findings...

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Research report

27 Feb 2017

Cities today collect and store a wide range of data that may contain sensitive or identifiable information about residents. As cities embrace open data initiatives, more of this information is available to the public. While releasing data has many important benefits, sharing data comes with...

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