Some family members of aged care residents have resorted to hidden cameras to detect abuse and protect loved ones. But it's legally murky and erodes the privacy of the resident, staff and visitors.
Inaudible sounds are being used to transmit data from our devices. While not new technology, these ultrasonic beacons may be in breach of laws regarding surveillance devices.
The government's Snoopers' Charter didn't permit blanket indiscriminate data retention, the Court of Appeal recently ruled. I strongly disagree.
The Snooper's Charter has cleared parliament, but there might still be a way to stop the government collecting all our internet histories.
The use of surveillance cameras raises difficult issues for the law in balancing privacy with exposure that is in the public interest – and perhaps it's time that balance was reviewed.