Friday Digital, Media & Technology – Data Breaches, Privacy & Royalties

A big week this week – here are a few things that you may have missed in digital, media & technology. Contact me if you want to talk about what these might mean for you.

  • Australian Privacy Regulator the OAIC has released the latest Notifiable Data Breach Report statistics. Spoiler alert, even with a decline in overall reports (yay) the causation shift is now overwhelmingly from malicious attacks.
  • UK Privacy Regulator the ICO wants the G7 to address the cookie pop up challenge. I’m all for removing those pop up banners because it ruins the experience of the subscribe modal pop up part way through an article, but, uhm, isn’t the industry abandoning third party cookies anyway?
  • Young people do care about privacy. Tim de Sousa pulls together the data that counter-intuitively shows that privacy is not dead and young people not only want privacy, but are the ones most likely to use tools to make privacy choices. Incidentally, if you’re running websites targeted at children in the UK, you should now be complying with the ICO’s age appropriate design code for online.
  • The US Copyright Royalty Board released its (redacted) reasons for setting the recent webcasting royalty rates. The rates have gone up and here are ~300 pages that explain why. If I was paid per word to read this, I’d be happy. Labels and artists collecting these royalties may want to adjust five year forecasts.

That’s all for this week, but let me know if you want to talk about any of it. These are best enjoyed with a coffee – or whatever your choice.


Published by Brett

Brett is an experienced lawyer and business executive who focuses on commercial outcomes. He has worked across three sectors in England & Australia advising and leading initiatives in digital, media and technology

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