Biometric data is forever. Any employer seeking to collect it has big obligations to meet. And employees have the right to object.
Consumers want better protection for their data, and businesses want clear national laws. Yet there is virtually no consensus about what a broad privacy law should entail.
Aussie Farms' have map showing locations where farms or producers treat animal cruelly has caused outrage with many claiming it is illegal. So, what does the law actually say about this?
The succession of data access legislation in the Australian parliament is fast becoming a Mad Hatter's tea party. We need better oversight, and fast.
Financial institutions and stores judge our credit-worthiness based on how we handle our money. But we should be cautious of letting others compile our health data into a "wellness report."
People's most private information isn't on paper locked in desks anymore – it's online, stored on corporate servers. The Supreme Court now says some privacy protections cover that data.
Privacy rules enacted in Europe are affecting companies – and their customers and users – all around the world.
Information extracted from copyrighted material should not be seen as an infringement. Such analytical use is good for society.
Small charities aren't like small companies, and the way they operate may pose greater risks under GDPR than for others.
Everything you wanted to know but were scared to ask about... the General Data Protection Regulation (coming to a country near you).
Australian businesses will not be forced to comply with or fall foul of the new data regulation merely because they maintain websites accessible in the EU.
Canadians — and consumers around the world — have the power to hold industries accountable for misuse or unauthorized use of our data. It's time to use it.
Facebook is realizing it has broad obligations to society. Here's how it could start meeting them.
For years, watchdogs have warned of the potential problems of sharing data with online companies. The Facebook data crisis has made these concerns much more real. What should be done now?
US privacy laws focus on informing consumers what's happening with their data; other countries specifically restrict data collection and analysis.
It's time for a new discussion about the rules around privacy and politics in Australia – one in which the privacy interests of individuals are front and centre.
There is a clear public interest in investigating the activities of this billionaire political donor and privacy campaigner.
What scholars know, are learning and are predicting about the privacy of electronic data, online activity, smartphone use and electronic records.
Should police be able to use cellphone records to track suspects – and law-abiding citizens?
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.