Posted by The Australian Financial Review on Friday, September 30, 2018 07:16:33It’s been an exciting few months for data storage.
First, we had the revelation that Apple had cracked the encryption on the company’s data, making it accessible to everyone.
But the news was also about the Government’s efforts to crack down on the use of encrypted data for nefarious purposes.
And we had a report from the US about the massive data breaches that occurred in recent months.
We’ve seen some of the most severe breaches in recent years, but we’re also seeing a range of other data breaches in the US, UK and Australia.
The Government’s data protection laws are being used to target data storage by companies and individuals, such as the Australian Tax Office and the Federal Government.
The Data Protection Act states: « No person shall, without reasonable justification, take any step, including obtaining access to data, to make, use, or retain it for any purpose. »
The Government says it is in the process of updating the data protection rules.
We’ll keep you updated.