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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.

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.

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.

Large organizations have a lot on their plate today when it comes to digitization, cloud migration, data security and overcoming silos between back-office platforms. Ike Kavas, founder and CEO of Ephesoft, a provider of document capture and analytics technology, spoke with IDM about the ongoing challenge for companies seeking to automate their document processes.

Process Analytics is a specialized branch of business intelligence. It utilizes the same data as most other types of analytics however it views them as the traces of business processes. It connects multiple records belonging to the same business entity (patient, online order, insurance claim, etc.) and brings up a lot of information about the process behind these records.

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