When hosting a dinner party, are you obliged to let your guests know that you own a smart device like Amazon Echo or Google Home? The answer is yes, according to a privacy researcher.
Direct-to-consumer genetic tests are not an accurate source of health information. Users should also consider the future privacy implications of sharing their genetic data.
DNA testing kits will be a popular gift this holiday season. Before mailing off your saliva, it’s important to understand what these kits can and cannot tell us.
Of the 23 recommendations made in the ACCC’s final report, the government supported six in their entirety, ten “in principle”, “noted” five and rejected two.
The ACCC's inquiry was launched to address concerns about the market power of major digital platforms, such as Google and Facebook, and their impact on Australia's businesses and media.
Music played through headphones can immerse the listener in a more intimate experience.
The music we choose to listen to not only allows us to retreat into a place of peace and privacy, but also helps frame our daily routines and interactions with others.
If only it were as easy as pushing a button.
Many sites offer the ability to 'opt out' of targeted advertisements, but doing so isn't easy. Simplifying and standardizing opt-outs would help improve privacy on the web.
Web browsers are introducing encryption technology that could stop governments spying on you – and catching criminals.
The ACCC has been highly critical of how many large digital platforms use data.
Regulators are beginning to tackle big tech companies' hidden use of consumer data
Prince Harry says his wife Meghan has been ‘vilified almost daily for the past nine months’.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex say they plan to sue a UK paper for publishing a private letter.
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A number of recent controversial stories show why the UK media needs a regulator with teeth.
It’s time to start data-proofing our children.
Google's history of privacy violations is especially alarming when considering the company's reach extends into educational products.
The use of Big Data (large, aggregated datasets) to inform the provision of health care leaves out context and details.
Health-care providers are increasingly relying on large data sets to deliver services. However, Small Data approaches provide nuance and context, and in some instances can be more beneficial.
Is privacy what you can’t see, or where you don’t look?
Privacy starts with the body and extends to digital data. There are few rules governing what companies can do – yet people can't effectively protect their own privacy.
Surveillance software that identifies people from CCTV is eroding human rights and democracy.
What rights do you have when discussing medical treatments or test results with your doctor?
It's all very well having rights. But what do these rights really mean when you're with your GP, in hospital or in a nursing home?
Young people in a study discussed feeling left to their own devices to face the future.
Researchers examined how youth on three continents think about digital technology today and conducted an experiment to learn what youth said after living without their phones for a week.
When pursuing information for big data projects, the risks to individual autonomy and privacy are easily overlooked.
The proposed Quayside neighbourhood in Toronto will collect data from individuals in public spaces, but getting consent is a tricky issue.
Picture Plane for Heatherwick Studio for Sidewalk Labs
A report based on public consultations conducted by Sidewalk Labs has still not answered many pressing concerns about privacy and consent in Toronto's Quayside development.
Who’s watching Facebook watch you?
There's no way an independent assessor will be able to actually monitor how Facebook might violate or abuse users' privacy in key ways.
Nursing home staff report feeling demoralized by the use of web-endabled cameras to monitor the care of patients.
Ever more Americans are using digital cameras to keep an eye on elderly relatives who live in nursing homes. This surveillance may violate patients' privacy and demoralize their caretakers.
FaceApp fun (terms and conditions apply).
FaceApp is surging in popularity. But if things go sour, the fine print says you waive your right to take legal action unless you wrote to the app's Russian HQ, via snail mail, within 30 days of downloading.