When it becomes law, Australia will be one of the first nations to impose broad access requirements on technology firms, after many years of lobbying by intelligence and law enforcement agencies in many countries, particularly the so-called Five Eyes nations
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- Australia passes bill to force tech firms to hand over encrypted data
- Gov't commits $5.15 million for digital identity work
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“This area is complex and changing rapidly - so it is important we get our approach right,” says Government Digital Services Minister Megan Woods on the two-year programme.
A recent report identifying widespread government use of algorithms in New Zealand identifies the need for more transparency, accountability and consistency. But does it downplay privacy, bias and ethical risks? Frith Tweedie of EY writes about the challenges ahead.
I recently ran a couple of sessions to help skilled migrants find jobs in Wellington. The experience highlighted key challenges the ICT sector needs to tackle as it prepares the workforce for unceasing change
A year since its launch, the system was used to help verify locations of nearly 400,000 111-emergency calls
Gone are the days when government CIOs could expect to exercise total control over how their agencies invested in ICT.