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Happy Australia Day

Last year Australia was put under the spotlight in a number of areas in the world of tech. Following the Sony hack, the issue of cybersecurity has become a major concern for many companies and late last year, we revealed how security software firms in Australia are an attractive target for cyber criminals.

The Snowden leaks highlighted the issue of data collection and government surveillance. Recent reports in the media about the Australian government’s proposals surrounding data retention remain controversial – and it remains to be seen how this will impact Australian digital identity. On the plus side Australia is making moves to improve its data security and privacy laws and has plans to support its burgeoning tech start-ups.

Today, as Australians participate in festivities for Australia Day, here are some of our editorial highlights from the past year.

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Ayesha Salim

Ayesha Salim is Staff Writer at IDG Connect

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