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29August, 2019

BCS Warns Against Use of Facial Recognition in Public Spaces

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BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has warned against the rise of a ‘cavalier attitude’ by organisations using ‘flawed’ facial recognition technology to monitor crowds in public spaces, highlighting the need for better safeguards.

Dr Bill Mitchell, Director of Policy at BCS, said there is an unprecedented danger of biometric data being misused, including identity theft, […]

29August, 2019

ACS Report Lays Out Measures to Protect Privacy in the Age of Big Data

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ACS findings highlights the challenges of preserving users’ privacy in a connected world.

While many organisations sharing data to improve services might be struggling to protect individual privacy, however a project by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) has identified five ways governments and businesses can reduce risks.

A three week ACS Directed Ideation competition, similar to a hackathon, saw teams explore how to secure privacy while sharing data and led to […]

1August, 2019

ACS Launches Innovation Hub in Melbourne

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One of Australia’s most innovative and collaborative workspaces has been launched in the Melbourne Docklands precinct this month by ACS President, Yohan Ramasundara, and Victoria’s Parliamentary Secretary for Jobs, Jane Garrett.

Covering more than 2,000m2 of digitally enabled floorspace, the new technology and innovation hub was developed by ACS, the professional association for Australia’s technology sector.

The hub […]

1August, 2019

WSIS Forum Begins Open Consultation Process

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The first physical meeting of the WSIS Forum Open Consultation Process has been held in Geneva as the organisers of the annual multi-stakeholder event seek to draw input from a wide range of sources in planning for next year’s event. 

The WSIS Forum is a global platform facilitating the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines for […]

29June, 2019

European Commission Releases 2019 DESI Report

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The European Commission this month released the results of the 2019 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) Report, which monitors Europe’s overall digital performance and tracks the progress of EU countries with respect to their digital competitiveness. 

Countries that have set up ambitious targets in line with the EU Digital Single Market Strategy and combined them with adapted […]

29June, 2019

IFIP Networking 2019

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IFIP Networking 2019 – the 18th event of the series, sponsored by the IFIP Technical Committee on Communication Systems (TC6), was held on the campus of Warsaw University of Technology in beautiful and exciting Warsaw – a capital of Poland from 20-22 May 2019. Over the past years, IFIP Networking conference has established itself as […]

30May, 2019

Tech and Humanitarian Leaders Gather in Geneva to Leverage AI for Good Global Summit (AIGGS)

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The 3rd annual AI for Good Global Summit (AIGGS) is being held this week in Geneva, Switzerland to provide a forum to identify practical applications of AI to help accelerate progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The 2019 event – being run from 28-30 May, will highlight AI’s value in advancing education, healthcare […]

30May, 2019

UNCTAD Presents New Framework for STI Policy Reviews

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As part of its continued push to harness technology for sustainable development, the United Nations Commission for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has its new framework for assessing whether a nation’s science, technology and innovation (STI) policies are in line with its development objectives.

UNCTAD used the 22nd session of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development […]

30April, 2019

ACS Revamps Professional Standards Scheme

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ACS (Australian Computer Society) has revamped its Professional Standards Scheme in a move that will see all ACS Certified Professional (CP) members receive professional recognition from Australian federal, state and territory governments.

The new ACS Professional Standards Scheme was recently approved by Australia’s Professional Standards Council (PSC).

The scheme will also cap liability for ICT professional services […]

29April, 2019

IFIP Launches IFIP SELECT – New IFIP Journal Features Papers for IT Professionals

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IFIP announces the launch of IFIP SELECT, a new IT journal which seeks to improve the distribution and diffusion of some of the excellent research being carried out and presented within IFIP’s various Technical Committees (TCs) and Working Groups (WGs).

Now accessible at ifip.org/select, the new journal will do more than simply gather and (re-)publish excellent […]