News

6
Oct

U.S. And UK Sign Landmark Cross-Border Data Access Agreement to Combat Criminals and Terrorists Online

United States Department of Justice, 3 October 2019 www.justice.gov/opa/pr/us-and-uk-sign-landmark-cross-border-data-access-agreement-combat-criminals-and-terrorists

1
Oct

Plan for massive facial recognition database sparks privacy concerns

Josh Taylor The Guardian, 28 September 2019 www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/sep/29/plan-for-massive-facial-recognition-database-sparks-privacy-concerns

20
Aug

How the West Got China’s Social Credit System Wrong

Wired, 29 August 2019 www.wired.com/story/china-social-credit-score-system

9
Aug

Privacy Bill Passes its Second Reading

The Privacy Bill passed its second reading on Wednesday and is now before the Committee of the Whole House. Members can access information on the Bill and view the second reading speeches through this link.

3
Aug

Calls for backdoor access to WhatsApp as Five Eyes nations meet

The Guardian, 30 July 2019 www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jul/30/five-eyes-backdoor-access-whatsapp-encryption

1
Aug

Privacy Good Research Fund

The Privacy Good Research Fund is now open for applications for privacy-related research. Information on how to apply may be found by accessing the following link: www.privacy.org.nz/further-resources/privacy-research/

25
Jul

FTC fines Facebook historic $5B for privacy violations

International Association of Privacy Professionals, 24 July 2019 iapp.org/news/a/ftc-fines-facebook-historic-5b-for-privacy-violations

16
May

WhatsApp Rushes to Fix Security Flaw Exposed in Hacking of Lawyer’s Phone

The New York Times, 13 May 2019 www.nytimes.com/2019/05/13/technology/nso-group-whatsapp-spying.html

2
May

‘Privacy focused’ Facebook puts the spotlight on groups with new design

Stuff, 1 May 2019 www.stuff.co.nz/technology/social-networking/112366145/privacy-focused-facebook-puts-the-spotlight-on-groups-with-new-design

5
Apr

Australia passes social media law penalising platforms for violent content

Paul Karp The Guardian, 4 April 2019 www.theguardian.com/media/2019/apr/04/australia-passes-social-media-law-penalising-platforms-for-violent-content