The Privacy Commission has launched the Privacy Trust Mark awards to recognise excellence in privacy-friendly products or services. The first two recipients are TradeMe and Real Me service from the Department of Internal Affairs, it was announced at the Privacy Forum in Wellington yesterday.
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The Rural Connectivity Group (RCG) has completed its first tower as part of the next phase of the Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI2) and the Mobile Black Spots Fund Programme (MBSF), in Haast in the West Coast.
Chorus scored an early resolution on removing copper lines but failed in its bid to move up the value chain, in a report by the parliamentary committee reviewing the Telecommunications (New Regulatory Framework) Amendment Bill.
Western Samoa is set to benefit from a permanent wireless network being installed at the National University of Samoa in Upolu by Victoria University staff, with a key consideration being training for cybersecurity.
It could increase GDP by up to NZ$54 billion by 2035, but a report on the state of Artificial Intelligence in New Zealand, shows that this country is generally unprepared for this disruptive technology.
New Zealand is looking to become an associate member of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) to ensure that its scientists remain involved in the global project to build the world’s largest radio telescope.
Three years and $12 million is what the Commerce Commission thinks it will take to fund its work on developing a new regulatory regime for fibre networks. In addition, it suggests the telco sector might stump up another $1 million to support consumer representative groups.
Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research, a Crown Research Institute with annual revenue of $55 million and 350 staff in nine locations, is in the market for a People Management Information System (PMIS).
The local technology scene does not want for scrutiny, with the Government’s Digital Advisory Group now at its full complement, and the Commerce Commission launching a new study into fibre services.
The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is in the market for a new search solution as its current tool, Google Search Appliance (GSA), will be discontinued early next year.
A private members bill introduced by National Party spokesperson for Science and Innovation Parmjeet Parmar, which proposes a second-tier patent system, has raised fears that the issue of ‘software patents’ is back on the agenda.
A code of practice dealing with phone scammers has been released for public consultation by the Telecommunications Carriers Forum (TCF).
When the user is the weakest link, it requires a multi-disciplinary approach to tackle cyber security.
Agresearch, a Crown Research Institute (CRI) that produces science and technology projects for New Zealand’s agricultural sector, is embarking on an information system refresh.