In this issue: The Download — Canberra, are you listening? | Apple, Samsung fined $24m | Data breaches grow alarmingly | ACCC approves nbn migration
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I’m sorry if this is starting to sound repetitive, but there’s still a determined attack by our federal government on online security, and it’s important that we don’t let the fight drop off as we tire of it. Since I last wrote on the topic, the first public hearing has been held by the PJCIS. Of the eleven members of the committee, four were in attendance — two from each major party. A number of people presented to the committee — you can see the full transcript in the Hansard record here.

Since that day, another three days of hearings have been announced, for 16 November in Sydney, and 27 and 30 November in Canberra. If you can get along to one of these hearings (ITPA is hoping to attend at least one of them in an official capacity), it will show the PJCIS that this legislation is very much in the public eye, and not something that the government can slip through unnoticed.


Australia ahead on personal control of health records

The number of data breaches disclosed under the Notifiable Data Breach legislation increased to 245 in the September quarter, up from 242 in the prior quarter. ...more

Telstra's nbn migration variation approved by ACCC

Telstra's nbn migration variation approved by ACCC

The ACCC has approved Telstra's amendment to arrangements for migrating special business services to the nbn to allow more time to complete a transition. ...more

Apple, Samsung fined $24m by Italian authority

Apple, Samsung fined $24m by Italian authority

Italy's competition authority has fined Apple and Samsung a combined $24m for pestering users to upgrade to firmware that caused malfunctions in older devices. ...more

ITPA and Industry Events

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2018
Comms Connect Melbourne 2018
Innovate Expo 2019
A/NZ govts consulting on common e-invoicing framework

A/NZ govts consulting on common e-invoicing framework

The Australian and New Zealand governments have launched a consultation on a proposed Trans-Tasman Framework for e-Invoicing. ...more

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ACS highlights Qld ICT jobs growth

Optus CEO under union fire for attacking workers

The Optus CEO has been criticised for threatening that staff would be sacked if customers were unhappy. ...more

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