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The NSW Auditor General has criticised poor record-keeping practices among of 40 of the largest agencies in the NSW public sector in its final audit of Internal Control and Governance for 2019.

Continuing the push to adopt the Pan-European Public Procurement On-Line (PEPPOL) technology standard for e-invoicing in Australia, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has been formally established as the Australian PEPPOL authority.

In co-operation with IDM, Information Management Solution Provider Fastman recently conducted a study to look into how companies across Asia-Pacific manage, store and protect their unstructured enterprise information. Organisations in the services, consumer, government, healthcare, financial and technology sectors were surveyed to find out the current trends for managing and securing big data.

A German real estate company, die Deutsche Wohnen SE (Deutsche Wohnen) has received the highest GDPR fine to date for ‘over retention’ of personal data, €14.5 million.

Today it costs a fraction of a fraction of a cent per megabyte to store data, but it is less than 30 years since the cost of data storage dropped below one US dollar per megabyte. It seems that one dollar was a psychologically important price point as, from then on, the world economy significantly shifted to capturing, valuing and transacting on information.

Automated records and information management has been on the horizon for over 10 years, but Australian government and regulated entities are only now making their first forays into the brave new world of automated control systems.

In recent weeks, Johannesburg’s computer network was held for ransom by a hacker group called Shadow Kill Hackers. This was the second time in three months a ransomware attack has hit South Africa’s largest city. This time, however, hackers didn’t pose the usual threat.

The ANAO audit examined three selected Australian Government entities — the Attorney General’s Department (AGD), the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and the Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS). Here is what they found.

A program to transition Australian federal agencies to entirely digital work processes by 2020 is unlikely to succeed, according to a new report from the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO).

The Northern Territory is on track to eliminate all hard copy court files from its civil courts by December in a step towards becoming Australia’s first paperless jurisdiction.

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