Big data is big news these days. But most organisations just end up hoarding vast reams of data, leaving them with a massive repository of unstructured – or “dark” – data that is of little use to anyone. Given the … Continue reading

Yesterday the Attorney-General's Department announced that they are seeking input in relation to expanding the scope of the mandatory data retention scheme to include civil cases. This could mean that retained data is made available for a range of civil … Continue reading

As the new year approaches, it's again time to set out our Wish List and priorities for the year ahead. This list repeats many of the same topics as last year as there has been little movement on many of … Continue reading

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Recently, we released our Election 2016 scorecard. We were really pleased to see a lot of substantive and thoughtful replies from the smaller parties. As in 2013, Pirate Party Australia and the Australian Greens have scored full marks. For the … Continue reading

I read the news headlines and sometimes it is hard to tell what decade we are in. Just over 20 years ago, the National Security Agency developed and tried to make standard an encryption device with a built-in backdoor called … Continue reading

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