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Data Privacy
Asia’s data privacy landscape is ‘coming of age’ – how can businesses cope?
Last month
Identity theft and online fraud are becoming more prevalent than ever. A recent IBM study revealed that stolen or compromised credentials were responsible for 19% of data breaches this year.
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Data Protection
CyberRes top choice for Voltage data privacy and protection solution
August 2022
CyberRes Voltage received high end-user ratings, along with user interest and adoption on Gartner Peer Insights during the past 18 months.
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PIJF
Aotearoa's new Privacy Commissioner shares focus moving forward
August 2022
In early June 2022, Justice Minister Kris Faafoi announced the appointment of the new Privacy Commissioner.
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Cybersecurity
Tech and data’s role in the changing face of compliance
July 2022
Accenture's study found that 93% of respondents agree or strongly agree new technologies such as AI and cloud make compliance easier.
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Cheetah Digital
Zero party data and the new era of 'relationship marketing'
June 2022
The ideal way to engage consumers is through real-time, hyper-personalised experiences, a new eConsultancy report reveals.
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Phishing
Google reveals new safety and security measures for users
May 2022
Google's new measures include automatic two step verification, virtual cards and making it easier to remove contact information on Google Search results.
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General Data Protection Regulation
90% of companies still not compliant with data privacy acts
April 2022
As of 31 March 2022, 90% of companies are not fully compliant with CCPA and CPRA Data Subject Access Request (DSAR) requirements.
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APAC
Trust over data privacy hits rock bottom in APAC - survey
April 2022
Imperva finds half of APAC respondents would stop using a company's services following a serious data breach - the highest number globally
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ProtonVPN
Over a quarter of people have had data breached - survey
February 2022
A new Proton survey has explored online data protection habits and reveals how common data breaches are.
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Data Privacy
New research reveals data privacy still a big worry for Kiwis
February 2022
New Zealanders are becoming increasingly worried about their personal data privacy, according to a new InternetNZ survey.
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Cybersecurity
MATRIXX and Google Cloud team up to take on customer privacy
February 2022
Software company MATRIXX will be partnering with Google Cloud to facilitate the use of its cloud-native MATRIXX Digital Commerce Platform.
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Accounting systems
Blackline achieves ISO/IEC certifications for security & data privacy
December 2021
“Achieving ISO/IEC 27018 and 27701 certifications reaffirms our longstanding commitment to comply with information security protocol."
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Data Protection
The GDPR and NZ: Why this relationship is so important to the future of data privacy in Aotearoa
November 2021
In 2018, a new unprecedented data privacy law took the EU and, by association, the rest of the world by storm.
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Data Privacy
Kiwis have a strong distrust over how companies use their personal data
October 2021
The majority of New Zealanders are concerned about data privacy, with 53% stating companies are requesting too much personal information.
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Gartner
Uptick in privacy-driven spending reflects growing importance of data protection worldwide
October 2021
Customer demand is driving a mandate for digital ethics in businesses, resulting in more legislation to protect data privacy and data security.
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Privacy Commissioner
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards tipped for top role as UK Information Commissioner
August 2021
“While this consideration reflects the expertise of the Commissioner, it also reflects the work of the strong and stable team within the Office... and the results they have achieved for privacy in New Zealand.” 
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Trade Me
Trade Me hands less customer info over to authorities according to Transparency Report
August 2021
Trade Me says it works hard to keep 'scumbags' off its site, but it also wants to protect customer privacy.
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Consumer Data Right
Consumer data right overdue, but privacy crucial, advocates warn
July 2021
Consumer advocates say the time is right to allow individuals and companies greater access to the data that is held about them, but warn privacy issues, impacts for Māori and what the new law actually covers need to be considered carefully.
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Cloud
dotdigital achieves ISO 27701 certification
July 2021
Omnichannel marketing solution provider dotdigital has announced that it has been awarded ISO 27701 certification.
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Customer experience
Organisations increasing CX investments must also combat privacy and security — IDC
July 2021
The data analyst company says these companies must also build trusted data initiatives by increasing the capabilities required for digital trustworthiness.
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Data Privacy
Are you GDPR compliant?
June 2021
While the GDPR is established in the European Union, businesses of all sizes across the globe need to comply if they meet certain criteria.
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Cyber attacks
Waikato DHB won't face fines for data breach, but may face liability - Privacy Commissioner
June 2021
Waikato District Health Board will not be fined for patient data being hacked, but it may face liability if harm is caused from it, the Privacy Commissioner says.
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Cybersecurity
Huge gap in workforce privacy, 63% of organisations want employee privacy, only 34% achieve it
June 2021
A new report highlights a significant gap in workforce privacy, 63% of IT professionals wanting to protect employee privacy but only 34% of organisations effectively doing so.
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Cybercrime
Trade secret protection rapidly rising up the corporate agenda
June 2021
Corporates fear cybercrime and employee leaks are the biggest risks to protecting trade secrets.