Most people know they can donate their organs after they pass away. But what about their medical data? For National Donor Day, we suggest countries create national databases of data donors.
Recent developments at the United Nations and the G-20 suggest that the well-known human rights to privacy and freedom of expression may soon be formally extended to online communications.
LIfeguards could potentially have a new ally in the fight to reduce shark incidents: drones that can spot when a shark swims nearby, and automatically alert authorities.
You might think you're anonymous when you're browsing the web. But a new study shows that browsing history can often be tied to your real-world identity.
Passing on health information of 'migrants' seeking help goes against doctor-patient confidentiality and also poses a public health risk. A doctor spells out her concerns.
In a recent report highlighting 'shortcomings' in security and welfare services in offshore detention, six terabytes of data was 'missing'. Don't expect to see it any time soon.
The darknet, like the open internet, is not immune from illegal activity. But many darknet users are there in search of 'hacker ethics' values such as privacy and free speech.
One Nation's proposed national identity card is unviable and likely unconstitutional, so should not be entertained.
Companies and institutions shouldn't make it so hard for people to enjoy their right to privacy.
Many parents love sharing photos of their children on social media. But they should stop and think about how it might affect their children, now and in the future.
The Snooper's Charter has cleared parliament, but there might still be a way to stop the government collecting all our internet histories.
Huma Abedin's emails belong to her; the search warrant should be served upon her. Once that happens, she can challenge the warrant's legality.
The FBI has a history of abusing search warrants to illegally read Americans' emails. Did the agency just do it again, in the highest of all high-profile situations?
Body-worn cameras may seem to be a boost for policing and criminal justice, but they raise a host of issues around admissibility, privacy and fairrness.
The dark web is often used for illegal activity and because of the way it's structured, it's hard to police.
Social media does not eradicate the line between personal or private. Instead, it shifts the line in ways that require thought rather than unreflexive condemnation or celebration.
LinkedIn, MySpace, Yahoo: Why does it take such a long time for companies to disclose that they have been hacked?
We don't expect our own government to hack our email – but it's happening, in secret, and if current court cases go badly, we may never know how often.
The University of Canberra's acting vice-chancellor Frances Shannon and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
A furious Malcolm Turnbull has made it clear he wants heads to roll over the census debacle.