This briefing looks at the cyber threats associated with consumer devices and their causes, as well as initiatives to improve device security, and the related challenges.
This pape argues that while public trust in government generally has been falling, trust in governments to manage personal information has remained steady and strong, in comparison to other organisations.
This report argues that, as the Canadian economy becomes more data driven, the country needs a national data strategy that encourages innovation, provides security and privacy, prioritises transparency and oversight, and transcends jurisdictional barriers.
Like other countries, Australia is focused on protecting its critical infrastructure from cyber threats. However, there’s a serious gap in how we approach the protection of our valuable digital national identity assets.
This research reviews different emerging digital and disruptive technologies in relation to housing. One key conclusion is that the sharing or ‘gig’ economy, with the likes of Airbnb, is already disrupting the housing sector.
This document, the second such plan devised for the nation, outlines the Australian government's aspirations for enhancing access to information, civic participation and public accountability in the digital age.
The Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF) is a set of rules and standards that accredited members of the digital identity federation must follow. It is an attempt to ensure that Australians have a safe, secure, consistent and reliable way to use government services online.
If citizens have open access to data and can shape policy will they have more faith in government and the law?
The audit objective was to assess the effectiveness of the Attorney-General’s Department’s design of the Data Retention Industry Grants program, including performance monitoring, reporting, evaluation and assurance arrangements.
On 17 January 2018, 18 people gathered at Friends’ Meeting House in Manchester and began a three-day “citizens’ jury”. The task for these citizens was to tackle a set of jury questions. The questions were designed to test a number of scenarios...
This review provides a snapshot of Australian government data activities and related data resources.
Cities are becoming a major focal point in the personal data economy. In city governments, there is a clamour for data-informed approaches to everything from waste management and public transport through to policing and emergency response. This report is about why and how city governments...
When we talk about the government data that needs to be protected for national security reasons, classified information—related to defence and intelligence services—often takes precedence. But what about the protection of unclassified, open-source government data?
The Australian government recognises that the data it holds is a strategic national resource that holds considerable value for growing the economy, improving service delivery and transforming policy outcomes for all Australians. This paper outlines key concepts and principles which may guide development of the...
The European Union’s (EU’s) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect as of May 25, 2018, and is likely to have a significant impact on the way libraries around the globe manage personal data.
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...
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.
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?
"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.