BYOD Security: Complying With Australian Privacy Principle 11.

Last week (28 April to 4 May 2013) was “Privacy Awareness Week” in the Asia Pacific region.  Australia is one of the entities that participates in PAW (the others are, in alphabetical order, Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Macau, Mexico, New Zealand, and the USA). As part of the awareness campaign, the Office of the Australian […] read more

Anonymised Data In Europe: UK ICO And German ICPP Agree Impossible To Provide 100% Protection.

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and Germany’s Independent Centre for Privacy Protection (more specifically, of the Schleswig-Holstein region) have agreed that anonymized (or, as American’s generally spell it, “anonymized”) personal data need guarantee full privacy.  In a sense, this makes sense when you consider that the use of encryption software like AlertBoot is seen […] read more

Data Security: UK ICO Is Reopening Its Google Street View Case.

Well, it was just a matter of time: the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office is reportedly reviewing its “Google WiSpy case,” the same case that was dismissed with a slap on the corporate titan’s wrist.  Not once, but twice. A brief summary of what happened to date: Google was caught collecting vast amount of data as […] read more