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Google completes $2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit
It comes after the European Commission announced its approval of the acquisition late last month, with the condition that the search engine giant would not use Fitbit health data to target ads to users in the European Union.
Why organisations are facing a perfect information management storm
Ensuring effective security protocols and management solutions should be front-of-mind for executives and business owners as organisations navigate information management crises.
How a secure web gateway fits the SASE triangle
A perfect SASE triangle includes security for managed SaaS and IaaS, and the next essential piece: a secure web gateway (SWG), that secures the web and shadow IT.
Report: New Zealanders need to educate themselves on data rights under Privacy Act 2020
“The act has given The Office of the Privacy Commissioner some weapons to ensure the privacy of New Zealanders is protected."
Gartner reveals the top strategic tech trends for 2021
“CIOs are striving to adapt to changing conditions to compose the future business - this requires the organisational plasticity to form and reform dynamically. Gartner’s top strategic technology trends for 2021 enable that plasticity.”
Gartner: By 2023, 65% of the world will have personal data covered under modern privacy regulations
“Security and risk management (SRM) leaders need to help their organisation adapt their personal data handling practices without exposing the business to loss."
Europe contemplates new rules for AI – and what this might mean in A/NZ
When Europe legislates on AI, it is certain that Australia and New Zealand will be impacted, writes SAS Europe chief privacy strategist Kalliopi Spryridaki.
Almost 70% of APAC consumers willing to trade privacy for better UX
Respondents from China (82%), India (79%) and Indonesia (79%) are the most willing to share their data, with respondents from Japan (43%), Australia (50%) and Singapore (58%) being the least likely to trade data for more seamless experiences.
Major changes to Australian internet legislation needed says report
We look at the a recent indepenedent report into the controversial legislation that Australian Security agencies use to intercept digital communications
Almost 10,000 unsecured databases with more than 10 billion credentials exposed
Research has identified a total of 9,517 unsecured databases containing 10,463,315,645 entries with such data as emails, passwords, and phone numbers.
BELKIN unveils new portable wireless charging units and screen protection for Apple devices
Belkin has unveiled the newest additions to its SCREENFORCE screen protection for MacBooks and BOOSTCHARGE mobile power collections for multiple Apple devices.
BYOD security in remote work era still riddled with issues
Bitglass’ 2020 BYOD Report suggests that BYOD and personal device security in organisations still leave much to be desired, even as more organisations adopt flexible BYOD arrangements.
Privacy Act to roll out in December as Kiwis support stronger privacy laws
Of 1398 polled New Zealanders, 65% are in favour of strong privacy regulation, 29% are happy with the same level of regulation, and 6% prefer less legislation.
How to choose a secure plagiarism checker for your school
Choosing a secure plagiarism checker for your school is important for building a comprehensive privacy protection ecosystem and protecting user data from leaks.
Android 11 Beta is here - here's what to expect
Android 11 is here - expect better communications, privacy and better ways to control connected devices.
Avast Secure Browser comes to Android
Avast Secure Browser has been a mainstay for the security platform in Windows and Mac, and this is the first time it has come to mobile.
Zoom announces new updates in response to privacy criticisms
In direct response to the heavy criticism it received last month from reports of meeting-spying and shoddy privacy protocols, Zoom has announced ‘robust’ security enhancements in its new update Zoom 5.0.
Latest Ford and Volkswagen smart cars pose 'serious' privacy and security risk
A consumer goods testing company says its testing of both the latest Ford Focus and Volkswagen Polo indicated the new technology offered in the cars renders users vulnerable to security and privacy breaches.
Google Chrome says it began enforcing secure-by-default handling of third-party cookies with its release of the Chrome 80 update in February. But now the work has been postponed due COVID-19.
TIBCO outlines data sharing across open banking, finance and beyond
Open banking is one step in the move towards an ‘open API economy’, in which key services are shared amongst internal departments, partners, and even public developers.
VR spells virtual trouble for some regulators
Virtual reality (VR)'s popularity continues to soar but it’s an area that’s largely unregulated, which is causing headaches for some regulators around the world.
Hyland: Six enterprise technology trends driving growth in 2020
“In order to gain a competitive edge and amplify growth, organisations are striving to improve customer experiences, streamline operations and mitigate risk.”
Security around personal data a growing concern for Kiwis
“Digital identity is a powerful tool that can enhance privacy, reduce risk and massively increase productivity for people and for organisations."
The BYOD juggling act: balancing security, privacy and mobility
Left unmanaged, personal devices and unmanaged cloud applications can lead to data loss, but if managed too strictly, the IT team risks a backlash from unhappy employees, Bitglass says.