Parliament wasn’t sitting this week, but there’s been some movement from Home Affairs on the digital identity and data breach front, a cyber threat report, a new audit work program, and more annual reports.
Here are the digital developments from Canberra I’ve noticed since the previous edition on 28 October.
- “A national identity resilience strategy will be developed in response to the recent spate of high-profile data breaches that have compromised the credentials of millions of Australians.”
- The Department of Home Affairs reckons “digital identity proofed using biometrics” is the answer. (Narrator: No, is is not.)
- “Australia has reiterated its military ban on hitting hostile satellites with kinetic weapons, with three cabinet ministers leaning into the topic on the back of Russian sabre-rattling against commercial birds like Elon Muskâ€™s Starlink being used to provide communications to Ukrainian forces.”
- The Australian Cyber Security Centre released its Annual Cyber Threat Report.
- “There’s some more annual reports in the tabled documents list, including the Department of Defence, the Office of the National Data Commissioner, the National Archives of Australia and National Archives of Australia Advisory Council, and the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator.”There’s some more annual reports in the tabled documents list, including the Department of Defence, the Office of the National Data Commissioner, the National Archives of Australia and National Archives of Australia Advisory Council, and the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator.
- The Australian National Audit Office’s Annual Audit Work Program 2022â€“23 has been released.
- Finally, there’s so much news coming out of the robodebt royal commission that it’s impossible for me to keep track of all the revelations. Next time I’ll suggest some good people to follow.
Please let me know if I’ve missed anything, or if there’s any specific items you’d like me to follow â€” especially with Parliament returning on Monday for four days.
[Photo: That’s the Minister for Home Affairs, Clare O’Neil. It’ll get a bit tedious if it’s Anthony Albanese every week.]