Australians can see the impact of dockless bike sharing on the streets of their cities. The huge store of data collected about user journeys is less visible, but just as important.
Should police be able to use cellphone records to track suspects – and law-abiding citizens?
Online usability demands keep trumping security measures that are designed to keep our data safe online.
Scholars dig in to the debate on whether police should be able to defeat or circumvent encryption systems.
Many users of digital platforms resign themselves to being monitored. That's surveillance apathy - and it's worse in society's most marginalised groups.
The FBI and police officials say they need to decrypt secure communications to fight crime. But they have other options, and modern threats make clear the importance of strong encryption.
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.