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Concern grows over children's online safety in Aotearoa
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73% of New Zealanders, particularly women and adults aged 30-49, express high concern about children accessing inappropriate content online.
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EU Parliament advances on groundbreaking AI Act
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European Parliament's core groups ratified a landmark AI Act, potentially forming the world's first legislation on artificial intelligence technology usage, ahead of April's vote.
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Why sustainability will make hybrid multicloud a business imperative
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With impending sustainability legislation and the rise of competition in the cloud computing market, hybrid multicloud solutions offer energy efficiency, resource sharing, and reduced risk, underpinning the business imperative for sustainability.
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Taylor Swift victim of AI-generated explicit images: a wake-up call
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AI-generated explicit images of pop star Taylor Swift cause uproar, marking a chilling illustration of the technology's misuse and intensifying ethical concerns over AI regulation.
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Milestone Systems adopts G7 Code of Conduct for AI systems
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Milestone Systems, a leading video tech software firm, pioneers the adoption of the G7 Code of Conduct for Advanced AI systems, promising to build software with trust, transparency and accountability.
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Data Privacy Day: Zoho highlights the need for more education
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Data Privacy Day: Zoho stresses the vital need for businesses to educate themselves, increase transparency and bolster data privacy practices as AI use intensifies.
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AI adoption in UK risks job losses for women & disadvantaged groups
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The rapid adoption of AI in the UK may exacerbate job losses for women and disadvantaged groups, warns a new government report, urging immediate action to mitigate potential inequalities.
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EU's Cyber Resilience Act conflicts with open-source definitions, says OpenUK CEO
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OpenUK CEO, Amanda Brock, comments that the EU's Cyber Resilience Act, with its controversial definitions, potentially disrupts compliance with established open-source software norms.
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IT leaders concerned over AI implementation & process optimisation
Wed, 6th Dec 2023
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A new study from Celonis reveals 72% of IT leaders fear process deficiencies could disrupt successful artificial intelligence implementation.
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RingCentral predicts key corporate trends for Australia in 2024
Tue, 28th Nov 2023
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RingCentral's top execs forecast AI, cybersecurity, corporate governance, privacy, and hybrid working to shape Australia's business scene in 2024.
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FreeBSD Foundation introduces SSDF Attestation for secure software development
Tue, 7th Nov 2023
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FreeBSD Foundation launches SSDF Attestation, simplifying secure software development for vendors and cloud providers.
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Smart utilities and cities will need initiatives to drive projects
Tue, 16th May 2023
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One of the biggest challenges today is how the infrastructure industry can create a new energy future to become more efficient, affordable, and sustainable.
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How to turn security and compliance challenges into opportunities
Wed, 19th Apr 2023
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compliance
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Transforming a business’s entire operations to ensure it remains compliant with regulations and legislations that can rapidly change can be complex.
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Data ethics group discusses constraints of not having regulatory authority
Thu, 9th Feb 2023
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Minutes from the data ethics advisory group's October meeting show members discussed the constraints on it enforcing or influencing the issues brought to them.
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2023 Cybersecurity predictions from CyberArk
Thu, 8th Dec 2022
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2022 has propelled organisations forward in its own way. In 2023 we will see yet another chapter of cybersecurity threats and challenges.
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Invite-only panel reviews Australia's Security of Critical Infrastructure Act
Tue, 29th Nov 2022
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Hamish Hansford contributed alongside a panel of cyber and personnel security leaders in a discussion that attracted about 200 guests in-person and online.
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Keeping Australian hospitals safe from cyberattack
Thu, 1st Sep 2022
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Australia's critical infrastructure protection extends to healthcare, with a focus on hospitals' intensive care units.
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Cybercrime in Aotearoa: How does New Zealand law define it?
Thu, 23rd Jun 2022
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‘Cybercrime’ is a term we hear all the time, but what exactly is it, and how does New Zealand define it in legal terms?.
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Fortinet appoints Nicole Quinn as APAC head of government relations
Fri, 3rd Jun 2022
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Fortinet appoints Nicole Quinn as APAC Head of Government Relations to position the company with key government stakeholders in the cybersecurity debates.
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Legal challenge over decision that AI machines cannot be granted patents
Mon, 28th Feb 2022
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A legal challenge is being prepared to overturn the Intellectual Property Office's (IPONZ) decision not to recognise a machine as an inventor.
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Rage against the machine: Can an AI programme be an inventor?
Tue, 22nd Feb 2022
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New Zealand has been caught by a global fight between humans and machines that might define intellectual property rights for the rest of the century.
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NZ Govt security information bill passes its first reading
Fri, 31st Dec 2021
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The Security Information in Proceedings Legislation Bill has passed its first reading and will now be considered by Parliament's Justice Committee.
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Cyber-worries delaying move to digital, says Deloitte
Tue, 31st Mar 2020
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The report, commissioned by VMware, states that the Asia Pacific is delaying digitalisation due to fear of cyber-attacks.
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Australia needs to embrace legislation that encourages an on-demand economy
Tue, 12th Feb 2019
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Deliveroo calls for 'Future Work Act' to secure rights without sacrificing flexibility for Australian gig workers.