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Cybersecurity
WSO2 unveils identity-as-a-service solution that brings CIAM to app development
WSO2 has introduced a new identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) solution designed to improve customer identity and access management (CIAM) across online portals. We take a look.
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Privacy
Why consumer privacy is crucial in a remote work era
Organisations should monitor all file, app, user and web activity with comprehensive activity logs to uncover the whereabouts of consumers’ data.
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Artificial Intelligence
Europe contemplates new rules for AI – and what this might mean in A/NZ
When Europe legislates on AI, it is certain that Australia and New Zealand will be impacted, writes SAS Europe chief privacy strategist Kalliopi Spryridaki.
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Cybersecurity
Almost 70% of APAC consumers willing to trade privacy for better UX
Respondents from China (82%), India (79%) and Indonesia (79%) are the most willing to share their data, with respondents from Japan (43%), Australia (50%) and Singapore (58%) being the least likely to trade data for more seamless experiences.
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Data
APAC consumers not taking ownership of their data, study finds
The majority of consumers in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region expect businesses or governments to protect their data, according to a new F5 research report titled Curve of Convenience 2020: The Privacy-Convenience Paradox.
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VPN
VPN provider Hide My Ass promises no more user logging
"We see taking such steps as important for us to maintain our fight against censorship."
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Online fraud
NZ credit bureau Centrix co-develops fraud detection service
The service has been put through a robust Privacy Impact Assessment and it was developed in accordance with New Zealand’s current privacy legislation.
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Online retail
Online retailer Mighty Ape fixes wishlist privacy flaw
New Zealand online retailer Mighty Ape has been quick to fix  issues that publicly shared some customers’ birthdates and product wishlists.
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Data Protection
Massive data leak in Czech Republic- and how to avoid one
Over 1.5 million customer records at T-Mobile Czech Republic were stolen by one of its employees.
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Retailers
Australian retailers losing sales by ignoring customer privacy issues
A panel has highlighted the dangers facing retailers about ineffective management of data and its damaging effects on customer trust & confidence.
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Privacy
Privacy laws and the CIO
Which privacy laws and codes should CIOs and IT decision makers be aware of?