The companies that make our digital devices think – and act – like they still own them, even after we've bought them. Are we becoming digital serfs?
Once online, our healthcare data could be used for research long after we're gone.
The contentious book documenting Nelson Mandela’s last days that was pulled of the shelves left many unanswered questions. Judgement must be suspended until it's content is made public.
Are gay rights a matter of protecting privacy, or sexual freedom itself?
What governments and companies think they know about us – whether or not it's accurate – has real power over our actual lives.
Most people have never heard of the software that makes up the machinery of the internet
- especially the tools that keep us safe.
To properly address the social harm of online privacy invasions, such as in the "CanadaCreep case," Canada must devote federal attention to strengthening its minimal and unclear privacy laws.
Nobody can understand the legal language in privacy policies. Can artificial intelligence digest the text and produce a human-readable explanation?
Family violence will not always be ‘obvious’ to CCTV. Therefore measures must be put in place to ensure that footage cannot be used against victims should circumstances of violence be challenged.
Australia’s data retention law is one of the most comprehensive and intrusive data collection schemes in the Western world, and should be challenged.
BCI devices that read minds and act on intentions can change lives for the better. But they could also be put to nefarious use in the not-too-distant future. Now's the time to think about risks.
'Internet of Things' devices come with many risks, but current laws may not protect us. Until they do, it may be best to steer clear.
When smartphone apps get permission to access your location or other activity, they often share that data with other companies that can compile digital profiles on users.
Reporters used to 'doorstep' victims of tragedy and their families. Now they are doing it online and it's just as distressing.
In the 10 years since Google Street View launched, the platform has provided ample fodder for artists, who have used it to comment on surveillance, poverty and gentrification.
The Trump administration has decided to challenge the rules of protection of personal data imposed by the previous administration on ISPs.
The government's proposed drug test trial shows how data profiling and surveillance targets the poor.
To ease the stress of commuting, don't ditch the bus – just make it smarter.
The Productivity Commission’s report on data availability and use is disappointing for consumers, who won't be able to stop firms collecting their data or challenge automated decisions made using it.
A surprise intrusion by a drone on a Darwin woman skinny-dipping in her secluded backyard pool highlights the many weaknesses of current privacy and stalking laws.