The US Department of Commerce has extended the date for Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies to do business in the country up to 15 May, ahead of the last extension which ends on 1 April.

A report from the Boston Consulting Group has warned that if the US increases restrictions on the semiconductor trade with China, it could endanger its own position as leader, which it has held for a long time with a 45% to 50% market share.

Personal information of Facebook users in Australia was disclosed to the This Is Your Digital Life app for a different purpose to that which it was collected, a breach of the Privacy Act 1988, the Australian Information Commissioner has alleged in a case filed against the social media giant in the Australian Federal Court.

The US Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security has, along with government ministers from the other Five Eyes countries - the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand - published a list of what it calls voluntary principles to curb the scourge of online child sexual abuse.

The Federal Government has introduced legislation into parliament to make it possible for foreign countries to access stored or intercepted communications and telecommunications data within Australia, with Australia able to have reciprocal rights.

A number of Federal Government departments are unlikely to meet a September deadline set by the Department of Home Affairs to migrate their data from a company that is now totally Chinese owned to a new data centre.

Konica Minolta Australia has been selected for the Victorian government procurement panel for multifunction devices and printers,provided under a supplier or purchaser managed services model, covering maintenance, software and services support, account management, reporting and innovative solutions.

The Australian Information Industry Association has expressed concerns that proposed changes to the way in which cloud providers are certified for government contracts could affect cloud adoption by federal government agencies.

The Australian Signals Directorate will cease to be the regulator for cloud providers who aspire to be certified for government services with effect from Monday. The decision, announced by the ASD and the Digital Transformation Agency on Monday, comes after a review that began in July 2019.

Competition authorities around the world must work together to meet significant and evolving challenges in global markets - including with the expansion of large digital platforms - and should consider whether traditional approaches to assessing mergers remained fit for purpose, according to Australia’s competition regulator, the ACCC.

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