Pauline Hanson’s One Nation has suggested a national identity card.
One Nation's proposed national identity card is unviable and likely unconstitutional, so should not be entertained.
Just a click away once you tick this too-long-to-read privacy agreement.
Companies and institutions shouldn't make it so hard for people to enjoy their right to privacy.
The photo of your child may look cute today but how will they feel when they’re all grown up?
Many parents love sharing photos of their children on social media. But they should stop and think about how it might affect their children, now and in the future.
The Snooper's Charter has cleared parliament, but there might still be a way to stop the government collecting all our internet histories.
A new focus for the Clinton email inquiry: Huma Abedin.
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Huma Abedin's emails belong to her; the search warrant should be served upon her. Once that happens, she can challenge the warrant's legality.
How is it holding up in this digital age?
U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
The FBI has a history of abusing search warrants to illegally read Americans' emails. Did the agency just do it again, in the highest of all high-profile situations?
A Queensland police officer models the body-worn camera.
Body-worn cameras may seem to be a boost for policing and criminal justice, but they raise a host of issues around admissibility, privacy and fairrness.
The dark web is often used for illegal activity and because of the way it's structured, it's hard to police.
The death of privacy and the erosion of the personal sphere is an internet meme, often attributed to social media.
Social media does not eradicate the line between personal or private. Instead, it shifts the line in ways that require thought rather than unreflexive condemnation or celebration.
Need you announce you’ve been hacked? The clock is ticking.
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LinkedIn, MySpace, Yahoo: Why does it take such a long time for companies to disclose that they have been hacked?
The feds say they can secretly read all your email.
FBI agent with computer via shutterstock.com
We don't expect our own government to hack our email – but it's happening, in secret, and if current court cases go badly, we may never know how often.
The University of Canberra's acting vice-chancellor Frances Shannon and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
Malcolm Turnbull’s tone on Thursday was tough, after a massive public backlash and with the census website still down.
A furious Malcolm Turnbull has made it clear he wants heads to roll over the census debacle.
The federal government says the census website was not attacked or hacked, and no data was lost.
The government is seeking to reassure Australians their census data is secure, after the ABS was forced to take down the site on Tuesday night to ensure data was protected.
This is the screen that greeted many Australians on Census night, 9 August 2016.
Despite assuring Australians its systems were load tested and secure, the Census site went offline at a crucial time. Could the ABS have avoided such an embarrasing failure?
The ABS’ census website spectacularly crashed on Tuesday night.
Nick Xenophon is a populist politician with a knack of identifying issues likely to trouble people. When he said this week he wouldn’t put his name on his form, he immediately elevated the debate around…
The ABS promises it has the best of intentions, but many don’t trust it.
The backlash against the Census suggests the Australian Bureau of Statistics didn't do enough to convince Australians it needed to collect their private information or that it'd be kept safe.
South Australian senator Nick Xenophon has spoken out against census data retention.
Senate crossbencher Nick Xenophon will defy the requirement to provide his name when he fills out Tuesday's census.
The act of taking a census is as old as civilisation itself.
Census data have a real impact on the lives of Australians, from determining political representation through the distribution of electorates, to the allocation of government funding.
The ABS has safeguards to protect privacy and secure data collected in the census.
Privacy fears over longer retention of names and addresses in Census 2016 are understandable, but are also misinformed and exaggerated.