Stories by David Braue

Look for the silver lining in GDPR’s privacy obligations

Analytics, security and data-governance vendors are lining up to help businesses that have been caught out by the activation of the European Union’s general data privacy regulation (GDPR) and the looming introduction of similar Australian policies that threaten to overrun companies with consumer data requests.

David Braue | 25 May | Read more

Customers recommend, spend more with companies that protect their data – so why are so few businesses GDPR ready?

Increasingly data-hungry businesses risk commercial consequences as sceptical consumers threaten retaliatory action against companies that can’t protect sensitive personally identifiable information (PII), new research has found even as surveys suggest just 29 percent of companies will comply with globally-significant GDPR privacy legislation when it comes into effect next week.

David Braue | 17 May | Read more

When it comes to password hygiene, Australians are almost the least awful of a bad bunch

Australians are more fastidious than those in other countries about separating work and personal passwords – and more careful than many in protecting sensitive data like healthcare accounts – but use of secure passwords remains uncommon, according to new figures, and high rates of password reuse suggest that we still aren’t learning to protect sensitive information right.

David Braue | 04 May | Read more

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