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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.

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