Data protection

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Video

17 May 2018

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) raises the standard required of researchers handling personal data. For researchers, it is still essential to be aware of and follow the best practices in their field or discipline. In addition, researchers now need to also identify the appropriate legal...

Audio program

15 May 2018

The federal government is pushing ahead with its plans to create an electronic health record for every Australian, but many are concerned about privacy and cybersecurity risks - and one expert recommends opting out.

Audio interview

21 Mar 2018

Chances are you or your partner, kids or friends have a Facebook account. So how safe is your information, following the recent revelations about Cambridge Analytica?

Audio interview

20 Mar 2018

"There needs to be a complete rethink of the way we allow political parties to operate," says the Chair of Digital Rights Watch, Tim Norton.

Journal article

16 Mar 2018

With the shift in administrations from Obama to Trump, the climate of open government data in the United States has shifted as well.

Commentary

6 Mar 2018

The federal government's plans to store our biometric data are currently going through parliament. The data could reveal more than we'd like to those who seek to access the information.

Audio interview

26 Feb 2018

The ACCC is set to investigate the "bargaining power" of the Internet behemoths and whether that's affecting the quality and range of news supplied to Australian consumers.

Website

21 Feb 2018

The Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF) provides a standard for digital identity in Australia. It aims to make sure all users have a safe and secure way to connect with online government services.

Guide

A guide to managing data breaches in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth)
19 Feb 2018

This guide aims to assist you in developing and implementing an effective data breach response. It outlines the requirements relating to data breaches in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act), including personal information security requirements and the mandatory data breach reporting obligations of the...

Annual Report

16 Feb 2018

The Australian government has released this response to the independent review, agreeing without qualification to thirteen recommendations and agreeing in-principle to the remaining recommendation. The response also acknowledges the excellent work of Professor Peter Shergold and the review panel.

Report

Giving customers choice, convenience and confidence
9 Feb 2018

Open Banking has the potential to transform the way in which customers use and benefit from the banking system. This final report makes fifty recommendations, on the regulatory framework, the type of banking data in scope, privacy and security safeguards for banking customers, the data...

Journal article

7 Feb 2018

Ever thought about why it is vital that organisations like APO exist? This article examines digital government information preservation initiatives in the United States.

Research report

8 Jan 2018

This paper reveals findings from the research project around understanding and rethinking what ‘privacy’ means to individuals and IoT designers/developers in the realm of increasing digital connectivity.

Video

18 Dec 2017

What kinds of data sources, tools and platforms do we have available, what is the value and the challenge of data and new sources of information, what do we need and what is coming down the line that can help support better policy making, citizen...

Report

1 Dec 2017

This report examines the relentless growth in the sheer volume of quantitative and qualitative data and analysis, coupled with advancements in data governance and stewardship, which are propelling improvements and innovations at many colleges and universities.

Report

7 Nov 2017

This report argues that Australia needs to reform the way we collect and use information about patient safety, to reduce the risk of more scandals and tragedies in our hospitals.

Report

16 Oct 2017

The first part of the report provides a background to the Health Professionals Online Service (HPOS) and My Health Record systems. The second part of the report considers issues arising out of the misappropriation of the Medicare card numbers.

Report

14 Oct 2017

This review report identifies options to improve the security of Medicare card numbers within the Department of Human Services' HPOS system, while continuing to support access to health services without unnecessarily increasing the administrative workload faced by health professionals.

Research report

12 Oct 2017

This report attempts to address recent evolutions in the fast-paced field of coordinating and harmonising social protection programs, and provides practical guidance for policymakers and practitioners grappling with the issue.

Research report

15 Sep 2017

This paper provides an overview of the Victorian Protective Data Security Framework and its role in protecting information held by Victorian government agencies, as well as a background of the global and domestic developments in this area.