In other public sector ICT and digital news for the 25th of May
- A 2019 report into identity protection and management commissioned by Home Affairs has been released under a freedom of information request. The report, obtained by ITNews, contained a number of recommendations, including the creation of a new government office and greater use of biometrics.
- In other digital identity news, a company in Sydney has demonstrated security flaws with the NSW Digital Drivers Licence. Innovationaus said the flaws “allow false names and photos to be displayed in the popular app”.
- Clearview AI, a company that has sold facial recognition software to Australian police forces, and was infamously found to be in breach of privacy laws by the Australian Information Commissioner, has received a $13.3 million fine in the UK. Innovationaus reports similar findings were made by the British Information Commissioner, leading to the fine.
- eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant has called for an end to “technological exceptionalism” at a panel at the World Economic Forum. Innovationaus reports that Inman Grant compared online safety regulation to the use of seatbelts and food safety regulation saying there was a need to “remediate harm” in the digital space.
- As remote work persists, cities struggle to adapt
- New online hub to help cities apply for federal infrastructure funding
- NYC rips out last pay phones
- Cabinet Office framework for data sharing released
- What’s the Latest on Cyber Talent and Staffing Shortages?
- Cities that hyped crypto are now contending with the crash
- CISA Issues Emergency Directive Over Widely Used Software
- MoD chooses CGI to support geospatial intelligence programme