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Notes from the iappANZ, 19 January 2018

Hello and greetings from Hong Kong. The winter sun is shining, the sky is blue, 2018 is off to a fine start! Data privacy activity in the region is also moving along nicely, particularly in Singapore. Singapore’s new law on government data sharing,...

Petitioners start Aadhaar Supreme Court arguments

Petitioners started arguments in front of India's Supreme Court this week, stating that the country's Aadhaar Act violates the newly asserted constitutional right to privacy, Bloomberg Quint reports. In order to prove that there is a violation of privacy,...

Survey shows support for mandatory breach reporting

A new survey out of Palo Alto Networks shows that 79 percent of IT decision makers agree that reporting breaches to regulators should be mandatory, with an additional 69 percent who believe reporting incidents will help curtail cybercrime, iTWire reports. Palo Alto...

ICO fines company 350,000 GPB for nuisance calls

The U.K. Information Commissioner's Office has fined Miss-sold Products UK Ltd 350,000 GBP for making 75 million nuisance calls over a four-month period. The ICO found the company violated the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations...

VR porn app flaw exposes 20,000 usernames, email addresses

A British cybersecurity firm discovered a flaw within the pornographic virtual reality app SinVR giving it access to 20,000 usernames and email addresses, BBC News reports. Digital Interruption said it found the flaw while conducting security audits on adult-themed...

Automakers collecting personal data with regularity

The Chicago Tribune reports on an increasingly utilized practice by automakers of collecting user data after the car is sold. Stating that the data is used only with consent found in the service agreement, the report states that automakers say they use the data to...

Email provider releases VPN for Android users

ProtonMail has released a version of ProtonVPN for Android, ZDNet reports. While the company offers the service for free, users have the ability to pay an annual fee to get access to VPN servers in all countries, on five devices and at the highest speed available. The...

Research finds more password security is needed

Google Security Engineer Grzegorz Milka recently spoke about research carried out in partnership with the University of California, Berkeley, concerning the process in which accounts become compromised, Gizmodo reports. The research, conducted between...

Health app data used in German murder trial

During the trial of man accused of rape and murder in Germany, police introduced data from the suspect’s Apple health app to link him to the act, the BBC reported last week. While the suspect refused to grant police access to his phone,...

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