The show and the panel was highly engaging with some really great speakers, including Dr. Alex Liu of IBM, Anthony DeLima of NEORIS, Prof. Sara Rushinek of University of Miami Business School, and Ylan Kazi at UnitedHealth, and I'm glad I am finally able to show it to you.
Since the show, I have been thinking a lot about the subject of machine learning in the cloud, and how it is likely to impact our lives in the near future. There are many aspects of this technology that have potentially very positive benefits, but as with any disruptive technology, there are pitfalls.
Responding to Questions on Notice, Home Affairs pointed out another of the loopholes that gives agencies, not on the list of 21 enforcement agencies, the ability to access metadata.
"Section 280(1)(b) of the Telecommunications Act 1997 creates an exemption to the general prohibition against the disclosure of metadata for Commonwealth, state, or territory entities that are not enforcement agencies," Home Affairs said.
"The authorities that can utilise this exemption are not specified."
By Emma Koehn & John McDuling
"We want to be a culture, a national culture of innovation, of risk-taking" Turnbull, who couldn't stop talking about 'disruption' or the need to be 'agile' back then, declared at a press conference at the CSIRO in Canberra.
Nearly three years to the day from the unveiling of that policy, the federal government's retreat from innovation, and standing within the tech community, sank to its nadir.
On December 6 encryption laws, universally condemned by local startups and global tech giants alike, were passed by parliament, with bipartisan support, on the last sitting day of the year.
Australia's $100 million scam problem: The threat has become personal
By Emma Koehn
Hospital patients' details being used to steal drugs and medicines by doctors and nurses
- Queensland Health Ombudsman investigated nearly 40 complaints about drug theft in the last financial year
- Patient details were fraudulently used to steal the restricted or controlled drugs in multiple cases
- More than three-quarters of the matters occurred in the most populated regions, Brisbane and the Gold Coast
Police access to health records raises privacy concerns
2018 digital review: AI on the rise in pharma
My Health Record: Remain in or opt out?
We all need to be fully aware who has access to our health data, when they can access it, what it’s being used for and the potential implications.
Digital hospitals improve health for Queenslanders: report
GDPR helps drive growth in privacy tech
Australia finally gets a new digital economy strategy
Highlights four areas to focus efforts.
Labor to lift lid on algorithms
- 1:01PM December 18, 2018
Psychologists’ home details posted online in HBF breachCathy O'Leary The West Australian Wednesday, 19 December 2018 5:01AM
New advice to improve hospital-GP communication
When a GP spoke out over discharge summaries, it led to real change
Nine months later, and as more GPs called for urgent change, Dr McLean – who is also an Assistant Professor at Bond University – told newsGP that speaking out has led to direct improvements in communication with hospitals on the Gold Coast, where she works.
‘There is a long way to go but, locally, I feel we are in a much stronger position than we were 18 months ago,’ she said.
Dr McLean used her March article, published in MJA Insight, to illustrate the impact on GPs of poor-quality or late discharge summaries to the Chair of the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service, who took the issue to the board.
The result? A commitment that local hospitals would work towards better communication with GPs.
How big data has created a big crisis in science
Tech stand-off may trigger digital divide
- 11:00PM December 16, 2018