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“I can see you ... I’m talking about tapping into every single home in America. . . .”  (Episode 7: Chapter 43) – Frank Underwood, "House of Cards"

Cracker of a week for privacy aficionados. The Monica Lewinsky interview explores the aftermath of when the ability to control information about oneself is lost, and even Frank Underwood is the subject of a fascinating review in Privacy Perspectives.

Don’t miss Danny Weitzner, star of one of our iappANZ Summits, discussing the moral dilemma of devices that have “Gone Dark” in the context of the Apple v. FBI case. A podcast well worth your time over the weekend.

In Australia, Groundhog Day all over – legislation for the mandatory data breach notification likely to be introduced into Parliament, but with an election looming – again – we may see the bill lapse yet again. The Productivity Commission calls for government agencies and big business to give their views on opening up their data holdings – interesting in light of the opt out trials on the My Health Record which are underway in NSW and Queensland. If this goes to plan, the Hong Kong-developed app to request government agencies to divulge information they hold about you could indeed be a winner – but at what cost?

Enjoy the long ANZAC Day weekend – Lest We Forget – and as you pull on your runners for one of the many commemoration fun runs around Australia this weekend, consider the article on clothing and the IoT. Would it really be better if your Nike's were linked up to the Internet providing you with helpful hints – and no doubt providing some personal insights about you to others? So much for the right to be forgotten.

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