Privacy and tech experts say that governments must be agile in creating laws to protect their citizens from ethically dubious applications of artificial intelligence (AI).
Banking in New Zealand and Australia is extremely profitable because it's dominated by four large banks. This is a very small number of big competitors for such a large combined market. The history of why there are so few big banks is for another time, but suffice it to say it's a structure that has suited the Australian and New Zealand governments and banks alike for decades. It has led to stable, but very expensive, banking services.
Nearly 160 years later, those problems persist. “Poverty is still present,” Ly says. “It’s clear that there are parallels.” Montfermeil’s poverty rate is around 30%, according to government statistics. This was the site of some of the intense violence in 2005, during weeks of nationwide rioting in poor minority suburbs; the protests first erupted in the suburb next to Montfermeil, after two teenage boys died by electrocution while hiding from police.
"We will be taking a methodical and planned approach to this. We are keeping our shareholder, the Government, fully informed," he said.
As anyone that follows this space knows, cyber security can seem like an endless game of whack-a-mole. New threats emerge, defenses improve and the attackers adopt new tactics, targeting hitherto unknown weakness. This creates the impression that hackers can penetrate targets at will—whether that’s governments, enterprises or critical national systems.
Across the world, companies and governments are rapidly taking responsible measures to protect the health of their employees and citizens—including asking people to work remotely. More than 30 million office workers in the US, and up to 300 million globally, are expected to be working from home, according to US Bureau of Labor Statistics and Boston Consulting Group estimates. Accounting clerks, procurement officers, human resources staff, the C-suite, and other workers will be logging into company sites, attending online meetings, and accessing sensitive company data via the internet—in many cases through their home computers and private mobile phones.
"These people are on the same pay as a government minister and more. The public deserve to know who they are," Jordan Williams, the union's executive director said.