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Here’s what you missed from the last email. Enjoy a selection of news, resources, and valuable events each month.

Upcoming Events

Data Privacy & Protection Conference | 27 – 28 February 2019

The 2nd Data Privacy & Protection conference hosted by Criterion…

Australian Government Data Summit | 19 – 21 March 2019

Australian Government Data Summit brought to you by Akolade will bring together 30+ sector leaders to explore how public sector agencies can establish strategic infrastructure and facilitate data availability through interagency collaboration.

Data Day 2019 | 2 April (Sydney) & 4 (Melbourne) April 2019

Showcasing the latest and most innovative applications of data to drive experience In its 15th consecutive year, Data Day will bring you the leading minds in data & analytics, digital and marketing to showcase the data strategies driving success at the world’s…

Articles & Resources

2018 Event Roundup

DGA hosted some great events in 2018. It’s been a great year. Here are some of the highlights: Private boardroom breakfast for 20 Data Privacy & Protection Leaders where KPMG’s Kelly Henney, National Leader of Data Privacy and Paul Black, Cyber Forensics Practice, spoke on the topic of ‘What questions should executives and the board be asking to ensure their organisations are data-ready – both in terms of mitigating risk and maximising opportunities?’ This was followed by a roundtable discussion which included sharing experiences and ideas. Private boardroom Healthcare and Data luncheon with Stephen Duckett, Director, Health Program, GRATTAN Institute,…

Encryption –vital laws or a backdoor for hackers?

The “Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018” (known as the A&A Act) has an innocuous name though many may believe it to be something of a misnomer, certainly with respect to the “assistance” and “access” references! Passed on 6 December 2018, the impetus for the new encryption laws is national security, and the rush was Christmas on the apparent basis that the potential for acts of terror increases during the festive season.  Just why we needed to pass this legislation before this Christmas, allowing only four days to push 173 proposed amendments through both Houses of…

The Digital Platform Inquiry – regulatory creep personified!

DGA’s sister association, ADMA, has taken a deep dive into the content of the report in its article. In brief, the inquiry was launched with terms of reference that focused on the impact of digital platforms on competition and market powers, particularly in relation to the “supply of news and journalistic content, and the implications of this for media content creators, advertisers and consumers”. Further below is our summary of the preliminary report, however, here is our take: It would seem that the ACCC’s inquiry and the research commissioned have opened a Pandora’s box. To some extent, this is understandable,…

Happy 30th anniversary to the Privacy Act – and the breaches keep coming…

In addressing highlights from its 2017 – 2018 Annual Report, the Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner, Angelene Falk, said “the OAIC’s work across the reporting period has continued to enhance transparency and accountability for the community”. Key statistics for the period noted by the OAIC included: drafted 29 submissions on legislative proposals and other issues such as open banking and privacy in the digital age conducted 21 privacy assessments in areas such as identity verification, telecommunications, digital health and government received 305 reports under the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme, compared to 114 voluntary reports in 2016–17 received 19,407 privacy…