When we think about Google and health, we usually think about patients searching online for health information. But you may be surprised to hear that doctors Google you.
They have some big ideas.
New standards and regulations are beginning to govern how companies protect customers' data. Companies ignore this vital issue at their peril, both financially and legally.
The Tor Project is upgrading its protections for internet users' privacy and anonymity. A scholar and volunteer member of the nonprofit effort explains what's changing and why.
Privacy laws in Australia need to be reformed, and fast, to stop governments bullying people through publication of personal information.
After more than 20 years and millions of cameras, UK's first attempt to regulate CCTV cameras may be too little too late.
Letting patients have access to their electronic health records may be a benefit for some. For others, it could create a living hell.
As searches of smartphones and other digital devices at US borders become more common, can research and computer science help protect travelers' privacy?
On Q&A, panellist Faustina Agolley questioned whether there were laws protecting against revenge porn in Australia. As it turns out, it all depends on where you live.
Following reports of travellers to the US being forced to unlock their phones for border officials, here are some steps you can take to prevent your personal data from being exposed.
From today, more people conceived with donor sperm or eggs in Victoria will have the legal right to know details about their donor – even if the donation was made anonymously.
Most of today's computer languages make it hard for programmers to protect users' privacy and security. The fix is to take those tasks out of human hands entirely.
Most people know they can donate their organs after they pass away. But what about their medical data? For National Donor Day, we suggest countries create national databases of data donors.
Recent developments at the United Nations and the G-20 suggest that the well-known human rights to privacy and freedom of expression may soon be formally extended to online communications.
LIfeguards could potentially have a new ally in the fight to reduce shark incidents: drones that can spot when a shark swims nearby, and automatically alert authorities.
You might think you're anonymous when you're browsing the web. But a new study shows that browsing history can often be tied to your real-world identity.
Passing on health information of 'migrants' seeking help goes against doctor-patient confidentiality and also poses a public health risk. A doctor spells out her concerns.
In a recent report highlighting 'shortcomings' in security and welfare services in offshore detention, six terabytes of data was 'missing'. Don't expect to see it any time soon.
The darknet, like the open internet, is not immune from illegal activity. But many darknet users are there in search of 'hacker ethics' values such as privacy and free speech.
One Nation's proposed national identity card is unviable and likely unconstitutional, so should not be entertained.