PDPC fines Singapore hotel bookings platform for data breach

Database containing 5M customer records had been accessed and exfiltrated. The Personal Data Protection Commission (“the Commission”) received a data breach notification from Commeasure Pte Ltd (“the Organisation”) that its database containing 5,892,843 customer records had been accessed and exfiltrated (“the Incident”). The Organisation first found out about the data…

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ANZ Bank hires divisional CIO

Reporting to ANZ group executive, technology, Gerard Florian. ANZ has announced the appointment of Paul White as Divisional Chief Information Officer for the Australia business. Reporting to ANZ Group Executive, Technology, Gerard Florian, White will be responsible for setting and implementing the overarching technology vision and strategy for ANZ’s Australia…

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Broad smartization industry adoption

COVID-19 accelerated the trend of smartization. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, smartization has become a topic of keen interest to individuals, companies, and society as a whole. In response to the crisis, most companies were quick to restructure their production chains to meet users’ demand and employ new technologies such as big…

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Data vital to leading healthcare providers

Digital capabilities help with patient treatment. Mental health issues were growing at an alarming rate before COVID-19, with one in five Australians experiencing a mental or behavioural disorder in any given year. The pandemic has accelerated this trend and made it harder for already stretched mental health services to deal…

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Resilient NZ telco market is reinventing itself post pandemic

The flat market and pandemic impacts are driving new behaviours. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has warned of potential airport chaos unless governments move quickly to adopt digital processes to manage travel health credentials (COVID-19 testing and vaccine certificates) and other COVID-19 measures. The impacts will be severe: Pre-COVID-19,…

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Westpac lastest bank to be accredited under CDR

Receives ACCC approval. Westpac Bank ACCC has approved Westpac as an Accredited Data Recipient under the Consumer Data Right. The Australian Government introduced Consumer Data Right (CDR) in Australia. CDR will give consumers greater access to and control over their data and will improve consumers’ ability to compare and switch between…

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Social media outage caused global disruption

Facebook disruption hurt Instagram and WhatsApp business users. Facebook has issued an apology for a global outage on the 4th of October 2021, that caused disruption to all the people and businesses around the world who depend on the social media site.  Santosh Janardhan VP Infrastructure at Facebook issued the statement offering apologies for “the…

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