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Awareness of privacy

Awareness of privacy

This is the national privacy awareness week, at least for many jurisdictions in the Asia pacific region. One can only hope that, in the future, this will be global and not regional.

++ The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has unveiled a Privacy management framework to meet compliance obligations under Australian Privacy Principle 1.2. More here.

++ Free e-learning privacy training modules from the New Zealand Privacy Commissioner, which requires a login

  • Login is a userid and password and does not support the NZ RealMe Login. My hopes of finally being able to use my RealMe login somewhere have been dashed!

++ Good set of resources, including one on identity theft and fraud, from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

++ The US FTC which is a member of the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities forum (APPA), which sponsors the Privacy Awareness Week initiative, has this to say ...

Defend thyself

++ EFF and Al Jazeera Plus with short, informative animations that cover creating and managing strong passwords, how mass surveillance works (and can be defeated) online, and how to keep your computer safer from spyware

++ Good explanation that speaks to what full disk encryption gets you and how to enable it on a Mac, Windows or Linux machine

++ If you need another reason to protect yourself, read about the real reason hackers want your medical records. "The data that’s valuable to them are the personal identifiers—names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and insurance information. That info can be used to obtain credit cards or loans, commit tax fraud, or send fake bills to insurance providers"

cyberforge: random and relevant

++ WAYF launched a new federation metadata handler. Before UK GDS became the public sector digital services poster child, these folks from Denmark were quietly taking some of the toughest problems in the domain and coming up with real solutions. I am a huge fan!

++ A presentation on Microsoft Azure Active Directory which supports what they call Identity Management as a Service (IDMaaS)

++ What is your security maturity level?

++ Raconteur on Biometrics and Identity Management

++ Presentations from the 2015 Amazon Web Service Security Summit


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