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consumers
Data protection: How SMEs can secure online consumers’ trust
Consumers believe how a company treats their data reflects how they treat their customers, according to a new survey.
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Data
Consumers will stop doing business over data practices
“Data privacy remains a concern for consumers when it comes to sharing their information with an online retailer with an unclear view of privacy laws."
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Radware
Good or bad - answer these questions to check application visibility
With the adoption of the hybrid cloud, applications now run in multiple private and public cloud environments managed by different teams and tools.
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Data Protection
DataDome launches reimagined, fully compliant CAPTCHA
DataDome has announced enhancements to its solution with the launch of its newly integrated and reimagined CAPTCHA.
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Cybersecurity
The privacy and cybersecurity concerns of driving AVs in NZ
The Ministry of Transport will be releasing the final version of its long-term briefing plan on automated vehicles later this year - is New Zealand ready for them?
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Apple
Jamf introduces new content filtering solution for education providers
Jamf has announced the launch of Jamf Safe Internet, a new offering that looks to deliver a safe online experience to students while offering better management options for admins.
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Trend Micro
5G network projects driven by improving security and privacy
Trend Micro's new study reveals the prospect of improved security and privacy capabilities are the main motivations behind private 5G wireless network projects.
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trust
Consumers want personalisation, but don't trust brands with their data
Customers expect personalisation during every brand interaction but they don't trust brands to keep their personal data secure and to use it responsibly. 
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Privacy Commissioner
Aotearoa gets a new Privacy Commissioner: Michael Webster replaces John Edwards
Michael Webster, who is currently the Secretary of the Cabinet, will step into the Privacy Commissioner role on 5 July 2022.
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Gartner
Gartner: Top five trends in privacy through to 2024
By 2024, 75% of the global population will have its personal data covered under privacy regulations, according to analyst firm Gartner.
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Storage
Why how you store data could make or break your business
Data storage can often be a low priority but the consequences can be devastating. Why is this so important and what should NZ companies be thinking about?
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Children
Children’s privacy harmed in online learning - Human Rights Watch
A new report finds that multiple governments worldwide failed to adequately protect children's privacy when endorsing online learning products during the pandemic.
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Transport
Third-party automotive apps bear significant privacy risks
Mobile applications for connected cars provide various features to make life easier for motorists, but they can also be a source of risk.
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Data Protection
Information management capabilities to meet privacy requirements
Organisations with customers or operations across more than one country face a spate of new and proposed privacy and data protection laws.
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Artificial Intelligence
Gartner reveals top three tech trends for banks this year
Gartner says generative artificial intelligence, autonomic systems and privacy-enhancing computation are gaining traction in banking and investment services.
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trust
9/10 Aussies to stop spending if personal data compromised
"Based on the patterns we are seeing among Australian consumers, it is evident that trust in a brand is exceptionally important."
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Cloud
Workato unveils enhancements to enterprise automation platform
"The extra layer of protection with EKM, zero-logging, and hourly key rotation gives customers a lot more visibility and control over more sensitive data."
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Cybersecurity
Three key security challenges facing the Australian insurance industry 
Insurance companies must ensure they proactively address security challenges and protect the privacy of customer data.
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Cybersecurity
Half of Aussie businesses have seen increase in data threats
Australian companies are starting to understand they need to be constantly training and educating staff on how to keep their privacy.
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Cloud
Zoom puts greater focus on the platform's security and privacy
Zoom has recently received a variety of third-party certifications, unveiled product innovations, and established programs, focusing on security and privacy.
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Cloud
Duality Technologies and NTT DATA help ensure mutlisource data privacy
Duality Technologies and NTT DATA have announced an ongoing working relationship that has helped evaluate the use of sensitive multisource data while ensuring privacy is maintained.
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Cloud
Duality and NTT DATA revolutionize privacy enhanced secure data collaboration
Our new global economy has exponentially grown our digital footprint, and for many organisations maximising on the value of the critical, yet sensitive data they are collecting is paramount.
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Attain
First-party data: A reason to celebrate
For years, brands have been utilising the benefits of third-party data to acquire customers. However, what happens when the tools needed for building that database get taken away?
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VPN
Norton AntiTrack launches in New Zealand for better online privacy
The new privacy offering looks to help users control their digital footprints by preventing websites from tracking and profiling users in ways regular private browsers and VPNs don't.