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Mind the gap: Poll finds many Canadian businesses believe privacy is important but not taking basic steps to protect customer information

Ten years after Canada’s private sector privacy law came into full effect, our latest survey has found that many Canadian businesses are still not taking the basic steps necessary to protect the personal information of their customers and clients – despite believing that protecting privacy is “extremely important”. An overwhelming majority of businesses (82%) said [...]

Australians, you need to start taking ownership of your own encryption

Attorney General’s new war on encrypted web services – Security – Technology – News – iTnews.com.au Australia’s Attorney-General’s department is proposing that all providers of Internet services ensure that they can decrypt user communications when so ordered. Any services where the provider has the keys will obviously be able to do this. Australians may want [...]

Taking on the challenge of Timor-Leste’s media in transition

Tempo Semanal’s Joe Belo … exposing corruption. Photo: David Robie/PMC By DAVID ROBIE in Dili TIMOR-LESTE newspaper editor and investigative journalist Jose Belo is no stranger to controversy, legal threats or the inside of a prison cell. He was imprisoned and tortured by the Indonesian occupation forces for a period during the 24 years of [...]