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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

MyHealthRecord may becomes theirs too!

Australia has established a MyHealthRecord regime – whereby everyone’s medical, and associated data, is to go on line to become readily accessible by medicos, hospitals and the individual himself.    Uptake has been minimal.  Some 6 million out of a population of 25 million.   The Government has now decided to make the scheme an opt-out…

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Not so much luck (think criminal activity) in the Lucky Country!

Australia has been described – and many of its citizens think it is – that it is the “Lucky Country”.      Not in relation to cyber security!    A report by PwC claims that 45% of companies surveyed have encountered cyber fraud. “Australian companies are being ripped off more than ever by customers, suppliers and cyber-hackers…

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What’s lurking behind the shopping!

Corporations know no bounds when it comes to intruding into people’s personal lives, both in relation to the businesses they run and with regard to their employees. Welcome to 1984 at Walmart – going by this report on truthdig about a patent Walmart has registered: “Just the latest corporation to spark privacy concerns over worker surveillance efforts, Walmart…

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Yet another Google outrage!

These “people” – the Facebooks and Googles of this world – know no bounds….legally, morally or ethically! The Wall Street Journal reports: “Google said a year ago it would stop its computers from scanning the inboxes of Gmail users for information to personalize advertisements, saying it wanted users to “remain confident that Google will keep…

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A new dimension to lack of security and privacy

Appalling is a word which immediately comes to mind……   Harnessing technology is one thing but to do what has been done here is a flagrant breach of security and privacy.      Consumers beware! “Australia’s biggest online doctor’s appointment booking service, HealthEngine, has funnelled hundreds of users’ private medical information to law firms seeking…

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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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