Family Planning NSW Data Breach

Katina Michael with Ally Crew, "Family Planning NSW Data Breach Financially Motivated", ABC Radio National Australia. May 14, 2018. on May 14, 2018 on May 14, 2018

Thanks to executive producer Eleni Psaltis.

Online Privacy and the 2016 Census

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Tomorrow night Australians will fill out their 2016 census form. Last year the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) announced that it will be keeping personal information from this year’s census returns for four years as an additional source of data to help improve community support services. But there are concerns about the security of identifiable information such as names and addresses, place of birth and household details. Should we be concerned? We were joined by Associate Professor Katina Michael in the School of Information Technology and Computer Science at the University of Wollongong to find out more.

Citation: Produced by Laura Chung, Katina Michael with Nik Healey, August 15, 2016, "Online Privacy and the 2016 Census", 2SERFM Breakfast

Government cracks down on identity fraud

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Jane LeeThe Age
Katina MichaelUniversity of Wollongong

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Australian Privacy Foundation board member, Dr Katina Michael, said that while the changes may help prevent businesses ''data mining'' people's personal information online, it could also cause problems for the majority of people who legally use different names in different forms of identification on and offline.

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Jane Lee and Katina Michael. "Government cracks down on identity fraud" The Age Nov. 2012.