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Data Breach Notification Bill Receives Bipartisan Backing

Australia is a step closer to having a mandatory data breach notification regime, after a bill to create such a scheme today received bipartisan support in the House of Representatives. The government introduced the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 in October. The bill has yet to be introduced in the Senate. Under the…

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Cyber Security. What Lawyers Should Know

Each year hundreds of millions of entities around the world are comprised through cyberattacks. Law firms and legal practices represent an attractive target. Cybersecurity needs to be something lawyers normalise as part of our everyday working lives. The resources on this website have been custom-designed for legal professionals, to help ensure the integrity of the…

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UK ICO Recommends Personal Liability Of Directors For Breaches Of Data Protection Law

At a recent Parliamentary meeting to discuss the draft Digital Economy Bill, the UK Information Commissioner recommended imposing personal liability and accountability upon company directors. If such liability is imposed, it will mark a radical departure from the current law, under which directors of companies generally have no personal liability or accountability for breaches of…

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Centrelink Apologises For New Privacy Breach

Centrelink has apologised to hundreds of users of the myGov web portal after their contact details were shared with hundreds of strangers – twice. The latest federal government data breach is being blamed on a rookie email error, someone at the giant Department of Human Services hitting the CC button on an email instead of…

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Britain To Spend $3bn To Boost Cyber Defences

New national strategy to be unveiled. Britain will boost its cyber security defences with a £1.9 billion ($A3 billion) investment due to be announced by the country’s Finance Minister Philip Hammond later today. The new national cyber security strategy will provide funding to develop automatic defences to help protect British businesses and citizens online, and…

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Australian Govt At ‘Serious’ Risk From Insiders, Cyber Security Expert Says

Australian Government departments are at serious risk of large-scale loss of sensitive and classified data, according to a senior U.S counterintelligence advisor. Keith Lowry, who led the Edward Snowden counterintelligence damage assessment team and an executive at Nuix, says many departments within organisations are exposed to serious data security risks because they do not conduct…

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Egress Switch Features In Evening Standard Article

Egress Switch features in Evening Standard article on the need for secure yet simple data encryption London – June 2013 – Following recent revelations that the US is seizing phone and web data using a program named Prism, the issue of secure communication has once again been launched into the headlines. Responding to an increase…

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Cyber Security at Law Firms – Upping the Anti

Law Firm Cyber Espionage is a Reality – Are You Next? Raidió Teilifís Éireann, reported in June this year that over a dozen law firms have recently been held ransom by cyber criminals. While banks are spending hundreds of millions on protecting their systems, law firms are easy targets for today’s hackers and have not…

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Cyber Security A Company-Wide Issue

Cyber security is a company-wide issue and organisations that don’t take this stance do so at their own peril. That’s according to Martyn Solomon, senior risk consulting manager at professional services firm Crowe Horwath, who says cyber security is not entirely the IT departments responsibility. “While the IT department of course plays a key role…

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Victim Support And Egress Software Technologies Celebrate Successful Evening At The 2016 Computing Security Awards

Egress Software Technologies today announces success in two categories at the 2016 Computing Security Awards. A leading provider of encryption services, Egress received joint recognition with national charity Victim Support for outstanding work to protect the highly sensitive information shared by the organisation, as well as winning ‘Cloud Security Solution of the Year’ for the…

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The Civil Aviation Authority Uses Egress Switch Secure Email And File Encryption To Enhance The Security Of Email Communications

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is responsible for the regulation of aviation safety in the UK. This involves determining policy for the use of airspace; economic regulation of Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports; the licensing and financial fitness of airlines; and the management of the ATOL financial protection scheme for holidaymakers. Staff at the CAA…

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