Privacy news stories
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Adobe Experience Cloud
Adobe expands Experience Platform with Segment Match
Adobe has revealed Segment Match, a new segment-sharing service for its Experience Platform, designed to power the data-sharing ecosystem.
Rights to privacy and safety under threat - report
The State of Digital Rights report has found that online safety is at risk from increased big tech and government power.
Surfshark releases fake news filter for Chrome and Firefox
In a bid to prevent the spread of misinformation, Surfshark has announced the release of its fake news warning (FNW) extension for Chrome and Firefox.
Digital transformation, privacy and the 'darkside' of the Metaverse
Technology is growing more and more sophisticated with each passing year. However, as the metaverse begins to unfold, we're only just scratching the surface to leverage data in new and innovative ways.
Can artificial intelligence protect people from dating app scams?
A new survey has revealed how much of personal information app users would give to to artificial intelligence.
Over a quarter of people have had data breached - survey
A new Proton survey has explored online data protection habits and reveals how common data breaches are.
NCSC warns risk of cyber attack amid Russia/Ukraine tensions
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has encouraged NZ's crucial organisations to examine their cyber security preparedness in light of the increased tensions between Russia and Ukraine.