What can be done to prevent employers from rejecting individuals based on concern about future illnesses? Currently, nothing.
Governments must stop thinking that owning as much data as possible is the only way to protect national security and prevent crime.
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.
Every government, business or organisation releasing data needs to think about how to ensure that the risk of re-identifying an individual or revealing personal information about someone is low.
The COAG agreement to share our biometric data - including some photo ID - is an erosion of our privacy and will give people a false sense of comfort.
Australia now has more states and territories with specific revenge porn laws than those without. But they may not be the most effective way to tackle the problem.
Parents can cause privacy problems by oversharing their child's pictures online.
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.