Landmark legislation to prevent employers from spying on employees will come into force in New South Wales at the beginning of October. New South Wales will become the first Australian state to outlaw unauthorized surveillance of employees using technologies including video cameras, e-mail and tracking devices.
Canon Inc.'s Australian unit is sending out written apologies to its customers over billing system glitches. Documents obtained by Computerworld reveal customers have been notified of errors in the company's accounts receivable system, with the printer maker asking its clients to "disregard the due date on the attached invoice and note that payment is due (7) days from the receipt of this letter".
The Australian Computer Society (ACS) called on the Australian federal government yesterday to protect local ICT jobs against offshoring when it released a policy framework that includes re-skilling displaced workers.