Tag: Data

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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Surveillance technology coming to all new vehicles

Controversial ‘driver assistance technology’, including black-box data recorders, which monitor everything from a vehicle’s speed to ‘driver condition’, could become mandatory for all new cars in Europe after an approval from the EU.

Experts have warned that international ‘standard approvals’ will force Australian companies to import most new model cars with the same surveillance technology installed.

My Health Record data breached 77 times in 24 months

Australia’s controversial My Health Record program has once again come under scrutiny after it has been revealed data breaches of the system have increased in the last 12 months.

Over a 24 month period, My Health Record documents have revealed 77 data breaches reported to the Australian Information Commissioner, including 42 new breaches recorded since Australians began being automatically enrolled into the system last year.

Smart Home Technology: Thought Police in the 21st Century

From smart meters to smart phones, the world has seen increased development of new technologies over the last decade, allowing companies the ability to slowly become major actors in the world of law enforcement and national security.

As the world enters what technology experts are calling the “fourth industrial revolution”, we explore growing evidence suggesting that smart home technology was designed to be a surveillance intermediary for police and intelligence organisations.

Revealed: Big Pharma can access My Health Record

Pharmaceutical companies will be allowed to apply to access data from the controversial My Health Record system, a Senate committee hearing has been told.

Australians have until January 31st to opt-out of the program before over 17 million digital identities are automatically created for medical access.