Could an employer or platform claim copyright in a chat group? We’d first have to accept that conversations in a chat group are protected by copyright.
The government's plans to store our biometric data are currently going through parliament. The data could reveal more than we'd like to those who seek to access the information.
Smartphones are key elements of two-factor authentication processes. Weakening their security threatens people's digital identities.
Teen sexting is on the rise. Boys and girls are equally likely to share sexually explicit imagery but girls report feeling more pressure to sext and more judgement about how they do it.
Imagine a collaboratively-designed smartphone app that could provide cues to an autistic individual -- about the emotional state of people they are communicating with.
What happens to your Facebook account, your iTunes purchases and your email messages when you die?
It's not just fitness trackers – mobile phones can reveal users' whereabouts too, even with location tracking turned off.
What scholars know, are learning and are predicting about the privacy of electronic data, online activity, smartphone use and electronic records.
The invasion of privacy through online surveillance can make people ignore the civil rights of others.
Australians can see the impact of dockless bike sharing on the streets of their cities. The huge store of data collected about user journeys is less visible, but just as important.
Should police be able to use cellphone records to track suspects – and law-abiding citizens?
Online usability demands keep trumping security measures that are designed to keep our data safe online.
Scholars dig in to the debate on whether police should be able to defeat or circumvent encryption systems.
Many users of digital platforms resign themselves to being monitored. That's surveillance apathy - and it's worse in society's most marginalised groups.
The FBI and police officials say they need to decrypt secure communications to fight crime. But they have other options, and modern threats make clear the importance of strong encryption.
What can be done to prevent employers from rejecting individuals based on concern about future illnesses? Currently, nothing.
Governments must stop thinking that owning as much data as possible is the only way to protect national security and prevent crime.
Consumers can't read, understand or use information in companies' privacy policies. So they end up less informed and less protected than they'd like to be. New research shows a better way.
Every government, business or organisation releasing data needs to think about how to ensure that the risk of re-identifying an individual or revealing personal information about someone is low.
The COAG agreement to share our biometric data - including some photo ID - is an erosion of our privacy and will give people a false sense of comfort.