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Privacy Commissioner mulls biometrics code of practice
Fri, 16th Dec 2022
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surveillance
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biometrics
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facial recognition
The Privacy Commissioner is looking into whether the use of biometrics needs to be regulated by a new code of practice.
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Education report recommends more cybersecurity investment as risk grows
Wed, 30th Nov 2022
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edutech
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cybersecurity
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it services
An assessment has found big gaps in schools' cybersecurity and recommends a multi-million-dollar boost to school funding for IT.
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Independent review finds systemic racism at InternetNZ following Māori threat video
Wed, 30th Nov 2022
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youtube
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māori
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internetnz
An independent review has found systemic racism at InternetNZ, which saw it react too slowly to a video that encouraged the slaughter of Māori.
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Potential job creation of planned NZ data centres not known
Tue, 29th Nov 2022
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bi
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big data
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edge data centre
Government agency not researching job creation in planned data centres, despite meeting requests from companies.
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Fears tax breaks across Tasman threaten massive growth in NZ gaming industry
Tue, 29th Nov 2022
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gaming
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technology gifts
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australian government
The digital games industry has seen record annual growth but fears Australian tax breaks and other industry incentives will draw the industry away.
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Foodstuffs trialling an expansion of facial recognition tech to further stores
Mon, 28th Nov 2022
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big data
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surveillance
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bi
Foodstuffs admits using facial recognition in some NZ stores, facing criticism while expanding technology trial.
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Archives NZ reinstates online search tool after data mishap
Wed, 23rd Nov 2022
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big data
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bi
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data analytics
Archives NZ is making its online search tool available to all users again, after a shutdown caused by restricted record titles mistakenly being made public.
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Private details of Otago students were exposed by digital fault
Fri, 21st Oct 2022
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breach prevention
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cybersecurity
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universities
A digital security breach allowed personal details about most University of Otago students to be viewable to others.
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Pinnacle cyber attack: Beware of suspicious emails, messages and bank activity - Deputy Privacy Commissioner
Mon, 17th Oct 2022
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cybersecurity
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hackers
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cios
The Privacy Commission is advising victims of the Pinnacle hack to be wary of any suspicious cellphone communication or bank activity.
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Government under pressure to align with EU's data harvesting standards for businesses
Tue, 11th Oct 2022
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data protection
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gdpr
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nz government
New Zealand is under pressure to yield to new European Union demands over how companies harvest people's data.
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Patient details could be compromised as large North Island GP network hit by a cyber attack
Tue, 4th Oct 2022
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breach prevention
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it in healthcare
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cybersecurity
Large North Island GP network hit by cyber attack, patient details potentially compromised. Investigation underway.
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Local edtech companies can gain edge with student data promise - NZ Tech Alliance
Fri, 23rd Sep 2022
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microsoft
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edutech
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google
Edtech surveillance by multinational tech companies to harvest pupils' personal data is provoking controversy, clampdowns and court cases in the US and Europe.
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Ministry will no longer accept equipment from Chinese firm Hikvision
Thu, 11th Aug 2022
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it in manufacturing
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surveillance
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cloud services
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) says it will no longer accept equipment from a major Chinese surveillance camera maker.
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Govt must step up to police social media - InternetNZ boss
Tue, 31st May 2022
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investment
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hate speech
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social media
A technology industry leader is urging the government not to shy away from policing social media platforms in New Zealand.
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$20m boost for digital technologies announced
Mon, 16th May 2022
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saas
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it budget
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ict
The government is spending an extra $20m over four years on its plan to transform the digital technologies industry.
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High demand from electronics makers sparks computer chip shortage
Wed, 23rd Mar 2022
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it in manufacturing
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cartech
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inventory management systems
A global shortage of computer chips is likely to persist for another 18 months, according to an Australasian manufacturing business.
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GCSB urges key businesses to expect cyber attacks, protect supply chains
Mon, 21st Mar 2022
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cloud services
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microsoft
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hyperscale
GCSB warns New Zealand businesses of cyber threats, teams up with Microsoft and Amazon Web Services on security templates.
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AI company raises $105m to create people for 'digital' workforces
Wed, 16th Feb 2022
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digital transformation
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ai
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funding
An Auckland based artificial intelligence company Soul Machines has raised $US70 million ($NZ105m) to meet growing demand for 'digital people'.
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Economic development agency launches new app to pair employers with talent
Mon, 14th Feb 2022
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skills gap
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employment
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apps
Whanganui introduces Talent Connect, a matchmaking app for businesses and professionals, aimed at boosting the local job market.
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'Robo-advice' a low-cost option for financial planning
Tue, 8th Feb 2022
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finance, leasing & rental
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contact centre
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martech
Only two firms offer low-cost computer-generated financial advice in New Zealand, despite it being available for four years.
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Virtual reality game Wanderer puts New Zealand developers on world stage
Mon, 31st Jan 2022
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gaming
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technology gifts
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vr
The VR adventure game <em>Wanderer</em> puts players on a time-travelling mission to save humanity, released by Auckland studios in partnership with Sony.
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NZ tech sector has what it takes to attract international investment - industry boss
Thu, 27th Jan 2022
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digital transformation
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recruitment
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skills gap
Tech sector aims to attract international investors as large tech sector investors explore opportunities in New Zealand.
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Ability to access and share data may drive more cybercrime in 2022 - security firm
Mon, 10th Jan 2022
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big data
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bi
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firewall
Enabling data to move more easily between organisations will undoubtedly lead to more crime, says a cybersecurity firm.
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Review prompts police to halt plans to use facial recognition technology
Mon, 13th Dec 2021
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cloud services
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surveillance
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biometrics
Police are pressing pause for now on using facial recognition technology to identify people off live camera feeds, but will still use it on stored footage.