On January 18, 2012, the Internet went dark. Hundreds of websites went black in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA). The bills would have created a “blacklist” of censored websites based on … Continue reading

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

New Year's resolutions are notoriously difficult to maintain. Whether you're planning to eat better, quit smoking, exercise more or call your mother more frequently, it's easy enough at the start, but very few people maintain their resolutions past the 1st … Continue reading

At the touch of an app, Emma tracks her diabetes. She enters food, exercise, weight and blood sugar levels, then sets up medication reminders. Suzanne uses the latest wearable device to track her running route and distances walked. As she … 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