California Privacy Rights Act: A Move Closer to GDPR? Part I

California Privacy Rights Act: A Move Closer to GDPR? Part I

The CPRA makes several significant changes to the CCPA: It introduces the concept of “sensitive personal data”; It introduces new obligations on businesses, and GDPR-style “principles”; It introduces new rights for consumers; and It creates a new supervisory authority for data protection and privacy in California — the California Privacy Protection Agency.

Australian Government Agencies Already Flexing Their New Encryption-Breaking Powers

Australian Government Agencies Already Flexing Their New Encryption-Breaking Powers

If accessing a single target's communications can only be done by introducing a systemic vulnerability, it's safe to say the government will find a way to make the requested assistance adhere to the definitions its provided -- anything to avoid having to use the phrase "backdoor" anywhere in reports or public statements.

Encryption bill: Security researchers warn of unintended consequences

Encryption bill: Security researchers warn of unintended consequences

At a previous hearing of the inquiry, which is being conducted by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, Australian Signals Directorate head Mike Burgess offered his explanation of the term: “It would be one thing to ask for assistance to get access to something, but the action undertaken to provide that in that targeted case might actually jeopardise the information of other people as a result of that action being taken.

Cisco contradicts Dutton’s claim breaking digital encryption won’t create ‘back doors’

Cisco contradicts Dutton’s claim breaking digital encryption won’t create ‘back doors’

At a committee hearing in Canberra on Friday, witnesses from Cisco, Optus and Telstra called for a better definition of the bill’s main safeguard that tech companies cannot be asked to build “systemic” weaknesses into their products.