Addressing attendees at the iappANZ annual conference, Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim warned against the dangers of cloud computing as the volume of business information stored there is expected to continue rising in the next few years, Australian Financial Review reports. "All organisations need to focus on the impact to their reputation if something goes wrong and the potential for them to lose the trust of customers if information is lost or misused," Pilgrim said in an interview. Pilgrim also discussed at the event the importance of educating young people about using social media responsibly and of encrypting smart phones so personal data cannot be retrieved in cases of theft or loss. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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