Have your say | Proposed new data sharing laws

Released: 12 Jul 2018 by The DataWA Team


  • The federal government is seeking input into the development of the Data Sharing and Release Bill
  • The laws propose making more public data available for sharing and release
  • It is part of a broader push to recognise and harness data as a key national asset
  • The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet are seeking input from individuals and you can provide comment until 1 August 2018

TLS modernisation for a safer Internet

Released: 03 Dec 2018 by The DataWA Team


  • Are you using spatial data services? If yes, read on to find out what this change means for you
  • TLS is the acronym for Transport Layer Security; it’s a protocol that encrypts and authenticates secure connections across the web
  • TLS 1.0 and 1.1 will be formally deprecated
  • Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla have announced they plan to disable TLS 1.0 and 1.1 support in their browsers in the first half of 2020
  • We will also be removing support for TLS 1.0; applications and web browsers using TLS 1.0 will not be able to connect to spatial data services (SLIP) and maps when support is removed
  • ArcGIS Online will be upgrading to TLS 1.2 in February 2019