On Dec 6th the Assistance & Access bill was passed by the Australian parliament. It will soon be enacted in law. The purpose of this bill is to assist security agencies by helping them access and read encrypted end-to-end communications of suspected criminals and terrorists.
Every week we are hearing more about data breaches, hacks, identity thefts, you name it. Our personal data and privacy is at risk. What should we do? Delete Facebook? Turn off GPS? Retreat from the online world into the woods? The answer involves learning a bit more about why this happening, taking the right personal steps and then continuing the conversation so collectively we move towards a data paradigm with better outcomes for individuals and businesses.