Australia finally has mandatory data breach nofitication

Australia finally has mandatory data breach nofitication

Australia will have a mandatory data breach notification scheme in place within the year after several aborted attempts, following the passage of legislation through the senate today. The Labor and Liberal parties today united to pass the government’s Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016┬áinto law. The passage came despite a last-ditch attempt by the Greens to make changes to …

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The messy reality of open data and politics

It is perhaps unsurprising that there is growing awareness of the political nature of open data policies. It is only by ignoring the messy reality of both data and politics that positivists can suggest the release of data will inevitably lead to more ‘rational’ and evidence-based government. In practice, datasets themselves are political objects, and policies to open up datasets …

Staying agile: data-driven IT operations

Volume, velocity, and variety: Understanding the three V’s of big data

We practitioners of the technological arts have a tendency to use specialized jargon. That’s not unusual. Most guilds, priesthoods, and professions have had their own style of communication, either for convenience or to establish a sense of exclusivity. In technology, we also tend to attach very simple buzzwords to very complex topics, and then expect the rest of the world …