Australians beware: ACCC reports rise in COVID-19 related scams

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has recorded an alarming rise in scams and phishing activity since the outbreak of COVID-19. It seems scammers are taking advantage of the situation by trying to trick individuals into handing over money or personal information in support of crisis efforts. How do I know it’s a scam? …
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COVIDSafe: The latest government app and what it means for your privacy

The Federal Government have just released their highly anticipated COVIDSafe App to help monitor the spread of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Of key concern to many is the privacy implications of downloading and using the App. There is much discussion regarding how much data the App collects, who can access the data and how that data …
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Revised data encryption laws explained

A controversial shake up to Australia’s data laws came into force in December 2018. The Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018 (the Amendment) amended several pieces of legislation to enable the Government to access the communications of individuals in the name of national security. The Amendment was passed to make it …
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