Archive for the ‘privacy’ Category

New Australian startups favour coffee shops over traditional offices

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

New research has shown that many of Australia’s new startup businesses — particularly online stores — favour the environment of their local coffee shop or other ‘third place’ (a place for doing business aside from the home or office).

The younger a business owner is, the more likely he or she is to do business in these so-called third places. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, 52% of Baby Boomers feel that doing business in a coffee shop is unprofessional while 45% of Gen X professionals agreed. Only 38% of Generation Y professionals shared this view.

But while the future of business seems to be going the way of working in cafes, there are some drawbacks, including:

  • concerns around the privacy of conversations and documents;
  • security of belongings;
  • noisy customers, and;
  • being perceived as unprofessional.
To read more on this story, click here.

Google’s privacy policy under fire

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Reports indicate that the pooling of data by Google is a breach of privacy laws, according to EU data protection commissioners.

The changes mean that what was once separately collated data via its services such as YouTube & Google+, is now tied together.

You can read more at the Sydney Morning Herald.