The end of data sharing is nigh. European legislation safeguarding privacy comes into play in a matter of days with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Around the world, organisations are having a cold, hard look at how they’ve been protecting data and who has access. The GDPR in Australia is having a similar effect, and scrutiny over data security is further heightened by the breaches and data disasters that now must be reported under Australia’s own Notifiable Data Breach scheme.

No matter how secure one organisation may be, the instant it shares its data with another organisation, it is exposed to all the latter’s vulnerabilities. As IXUP Executive Chairman Tim Ebbeck points out in this editorial in The Australian newspaper, it is absolutely essential to understand the difference between data sharing and secure data collaboration.