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Read our latest insights below on the myriad of weekly global Privacy issues and

why it is so important to get your important matters and plans organised –

as we put in context the nature of LifeBank as the offline internet

Lawyers and accountants go AWOL!

It is an oxymoron to say lawyers are conservative, lacking marketing savvy (what is that we hear them say!) let alone pro-active in adding a value-add to their firm-client relationship.     For that matter, accountants are not that far behind the lawyers. When did your lawyer or accountant last offer you something, anything, which would materially…

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EU: Data-harvesting tech firms are ‘sweatshops of connected world’

Mark Zuckerberg discusses data privacy at a keynote speech. European data protection supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli said ‘controllers learn to talk a good game while continuing with the same old harmful habits’. Photograph: Stephen Lam/Reuters A rather frightening picture of the internet emerges from this article from The Guardian: “The European data protection supervisor has hit…

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Security Breach 101: Almost 20 million bank account records lost by Australia’s largest bank

From today’s Age newspaper…. “Commonwealth Bank has admitted it lost historical bank statements belonging to almost 20 million personal accounts in a 2016 incident it chose not to make public. It’s understood two magnetic tapes that contained customer statements were scheduled for destruction by the bank when they disappeared in May 2016. The Commonwealth Bank decided not to…

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Security! The havoc and cost of a cyber attack

As countries join in on attacking each other’s computer systems – remember Israel started it ages ago when it, in effect, knocked out, or at least set back, Iran’s development of atomic weaponry by neutralising the computer system being deployed in that development – some sober facts as disclosed in an article “World warned of ‘cyber-geddon’ as nations fight computer…

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Facebook….and (all) of you

Facebook has been in the spotlight lately…and rightly so!     The tentacles it has created to enable it to know everything about the user of Facebook should be seen as unconscionable by anyone who remotely values their privacy. Read this piece from The New York Times  – “I Downloaded the Information that Facebook Has…

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That coffee, cake and food may prove expensive

The widespread nature in which we provide details of ourselves – and all too often, lightly – is again highlighted in this report, today, from Krebs Security: Panerabread.com, the Web site for the American chain of bakery-cafe fast casual restaurants by the same name, leaked millions of customer records — including names, email and physical…

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Lack of security in the health space

Anyone who follows the slackness so readily evident in the health space won’t be at all surprised about the following (from Becker’s Health IT & CIO Report): “Nearly one in five healthcare employees would be willing to sell confidential data to unauthorized parties for as little as $500, according to a survey from Accenture. For the…

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