Monday 16 to Sunday 22 July 2018 was another very productive week. So much of it seems to depend on the weather.
The third and final tranche of the Crikey Prying Eyes series was released, that thing with me as series editor. I had one story this week, my series wrap, which I’m quite pleased with.
- Prying Eyes: The mess we’re in, Crikey, 16 July 2018.
Plus I wrote four stories about My Health Record, Australia’s “new” centralised digital health record system, for ZDNet.
- My Health Record systems collapse under more opt-outs than expected, ZDNet Australia, 16 July 2018. As the third story reports, however, the Australian Digital Health Authority says the systems were not overloaded.
- Tens of thousands opt out of My Health Record, but can Immigration and local councils view the rest?, ZDNet Australia, 17 July 2018.
- ADHA pins My Health Record opt-out issues on users with incorrect information, ZDNet Australia, 18 July 2018.
- My Health Record opt-out debate is getting silly but government is at fault, ZDNet Australia, 20 July 2018.
- On Monday, I spoke about My Health Record on ABC Adelaide, and on ABC Darwin. I won’t be posting recordings, because I’ve pretty much said it all in the articles.
- On Thursday, I spoke about Google’s â‚¬4.3 billion fine for anti-competitive behaviour on ABC Radio’s The World Today.
Podcasts, Corporate Largesse
The Week Ahead
It’s going to be a busy one, because there will be at least two more stories on My Health Record for ZDNet. One will be written on Monday, before I definitely watch the first episode of the Australian edition of Pointless starting at 1800 on TEN.
On Tuesday, it’s the long commute to Sydney for a lunchtime briefing on the cybersecurity of the energy industry and other utilities. As usual, I’ll probably add some appointments around that.
On Thursday, I’ll be talking about the Crikey Prying Eyes series on Melbourne radio 3CR’s Communication Mixdown at 1800 AEDT.
The following week I’ll be in Melbourne, from 30 July to 5 August. Primarily it’s for the SINET 61 conference on Tuesday and Wednesday. I’ll certainly be doing other things while I’m there, though, perhaps even recording a podcast or two.
Beyond that, I’ve pencilled in:
- D61+ LIVE, Brisbane, 18â€“19 September. (TBC)
- Australian Cyber Conference, formerly the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) National Conference, Melbourne, 9â€“11 October.
- International Association of Privacy Professionals ANZ (iappANZ) Annual Summit, Privacy: Handling the Seismic Shift, Melbourne, 1 November. (TBC)
[Photo: Skyscraper Sunset. Sunset lighting strikes the side of an office tower near Central Station in Sydney on 25 June 2018.]