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Your source for the most important privacy and data protection news from Asia and Australia-New Zealand.
How big data and AI can spur global development goals
As U.N. member states adopted the 2030 Agenda in 2015 and embraced the use of data to spur global development, a report for The Brookings Institution looks at the challenge of accessing high-quality, timely, accessible data in the countries most in need of development and how big data and artificial...
Researchers create fingerprint 'master key'
Researchers have created fake fingerprints, known as DeepMasterPrints, to serve as a master key in bypassing fingerprint ID systems, Motherboard reports. Pulling from more than 6,000 individuals, the team fed real fingerprints into a machine-learning algorithm that then developed a master key that c...
Notes from the iappANZ, 16 Nov. 2018
Sam Pfeifle
Greetings from Portsmouth, New Hampshire! I must admit, we're feeling a bit lonely here in the IAPP corporate headquarters. So many of our staff, after all, are deployed all over the world at the moment. Our CEO, Trevor Hughes, CIPP, remains in New Zealand, finishing up his tour of ANZ, starting w...
Philippines NPC pushes Cathay Pacific for answers
The National Privacy Commission of the Philippines has issued an order on Cathay Pacific Airways in relation to a notification submitted about its data breach that impacted 102,209 Filipinos, Philstar.com reports. The NPC asked the company to explain why the company “should not be held liable for it...