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‘No issues’ on encryption for CLOUD Act deal

There are “no issues” with Australia qualifying for a data-sharing agreement with the US due to the controversial encryption powers, according to the Home Affairs department. In an answer...

ANZ wants tiered system for CDR

Australia’s imminent open banking regime should include lower tiers of accreditation for data receivers and easier ways for third-parties to gain access to banking data, according to ANZ. The...

Edward Santow on AI and human rights

Existing laws must be better enforced and regulatory gaps filled in order to ensure that new technologies like artificial intelligence don’t infringe on human rights, according to Human Rights...

National FinTech strategy needed

There is an urgent need for a bipartisan national FinTech strategy and a suite of targeted reforms, according to FinTech-focused co-working space Stone & Chalk. In a submission to...

New ACS drama over President’s role

The leadership team at the Australian Computer Society was so confident that changes to its corporate structure would be approved by members and be in place by the end...

No-one’s playing in the sandbox

The federal government will look to pass legislation improving the regulatory sandbox as a “matter of priority” when Parliament resumes next month after it was revealed that only seven...

2020 cyber panel ‘does not reflect industry’

The federal government’s cybersecurity industry advisory panel is “incredibly out of balance with the reality” of the local sector, according to the founder of Forticode. There are growing concerns...

China’s new tech ban to bite in 2020

The Chinese Government has instructed its agencies and state-owned enterprises to stop using Western IT hardware and software by the end of 2022. The move is widely seen as...

NBN may miss June roll-out target

The devastating bushfires along the south east coastline have destroyed telecommunications infrastructure across a wide area and it may take several months before basic telecommunication services are functioning. NBN...

Long wait for employee share scheme changes

The government’s planned changes to employee share schemes have stalled, with no action taken in more than a year. It comes as submissions made to Treasury on the proposed...

Tech funding needs new reforms: AIC

A series of FinTech-friendly reforms are needed to help Australia reach the next phase of tech investment, according to the Australian Investment Council. In a submission to the Select...

Japan pushes new startup creds

The Japan Innovation Ecosystem is characterised by a continued series of government support initiatives for startups, entrepreneurs and ecosystem enablers, a steadily growing participation by Japan’s corporate sector, and...

Dear Gov’t, capital is still a problem

The federal government must do more to improve access to capital for early-stage Australian tech companies and cut down associated red tape, according to the founder of Tasmanian startup...

Digital ID has cost $200m so far

The federal government has thrown more than $200 million at its troubled digital identity project, which remains in its beta phase five years after it was launched. In an...