Category: Technology and Privacy

States continue national facial recognition push

Queensland will become the next state to introduce a biometric data sharing bill that would be linked to Australia’s national facial recognition database.

Following WA, the moves come despite facial recognition legislation being blocked in November due to privacy concerns, leading some to believe the plan is soon to be resurrected.

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Amazon to host COVIDSafe app data

Amazon has been handed the data storage contract for Australia’s COVIDSafe contact tracing app and concerns are rising over potential external access to the information.

Industry insiders and bureaucrats argue that giving Amazon the contract could mean COVIDSafe data can be accessed by US government agencies under a CLOUD Act subpoena.

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