Australian businesses will not be forced to comply with or fall foul of the new data regulation merely because they maintain websites accessible in the EU.
Our ability to reconstruct physical features from DNA is advancing, but can we ensure the privacy of "anonymised" genetic data if we can predict the face of its owner?
Words matter – not just for building trust and understanding, but for weighing up legal issues. So maybe "open" and "shared" aren't the right words to use when we refer to our data.
When you send off a cheek swab to one of the private genome companies, you may sacrifice not just your own privacy but that of your family and your ancestors.
An expert explains how Facebook's privacy issues are linked to a bigger problem – a 'hostile information architecture,' largely controlled by corporate interests.
The internet developed as a place for open collaboration; there are technical limits on its transformation into a commercial marketplace.
Facebook grapples with balancing the privacy needs of users with needs of the research community.
Canadians — and consumers around the world — have the power to hold industries accountable for misuse or unauthorized use of our data. It's time to use it.
Personalisation has made decisions easier and quicker – but it is still large corporations, rather than individual users, who benefit most.
In a major blow to Facebook, a judge has ruled that a class action can proceed. If similar actions are brought around the world, Facebook could face billions of dollars in damages.
What kind of information do Canadian voters get through Facebook? It's time for the social media giant to let researchers see exactly what it sends its 23 million users in Canada.
Facebook is not just in the business of providing you with a service. It is also in the business of farming your data.
As cities get smarter, we need to examine carefully who gets our data and what it is used for.
Do we really want to protect our privacy when we expose it on social networks?
After facing the US Congress the Facebook chief will have learned the easy part is over. From now on things will be tougher.
Facebook says it's going to continue to respond to widespread concerns about its practices and role in society. Researchers of privacy and online trust offer ideas for immediate action.
Facebook is realizing it has broad obligations to society. Here's how it could start meeting them.
For years, watchdogs have warned of the potential problems of sharing data with online companies. The Facebook data crisis has made these concerns much more real. What should be done now?
The current reckoning with data has been a long time coming, a historian of privacy in the US writes.
US privacy laws focus on informing consumers what's happening with their data; other countries specifically restrict data collection and analysis.