A new book examines the relationship between national security and access to information in Australia, New Zealand, US, UK and Canada, comparing it with other countries around the world.
Surveillance often results in people who are homeless being the target of enforcement measures. But a new study in Cairns shows surveillance can also be used to achieve more positive social outcomes.
Allowing the police unfettered use of vast databases of information will begin to tilt the balance of power towards totalitarianism.
Some family members of aged care residents have resorted to hidden cameras to detect abuse and protect loved ones. But it's legally murky and erodes the privacy of the resident, staff and visitors.
As a resource-driven economy, Australia is not used to being at the pointy end of supply chains – and it feels as though we are managing risks and benefits of critical infrastructure on the fly.
Large-scale data collection and analysis can target consumer behaviour. Faced with the risk of drifts, transparency and ethics of algorithms become paramount.
Financial institutions and stores judge our credit-worthiness based on how we handle our money. But we should be cautious of letting others compile our health data into a "wellness report."
High altitude images of Earth's surface can illustrate events occurring on a grand scale to the public.
How cosmetic store Lush went from making bath bombs to campaigning against police corruption.
Far from setting us free, autonomous vehicles are set to enable new forms of surveillance and oppression.
Weakening the institutional as well as the symbolic functioning of the rule of law has the consequence of introducing new "risks", and thus creating more insecurity.
Ten years after the publication of two major works about violence, their authors meet to discuss their theories and renew the debate.
Politicians like to appear tough on crime in election years. But Victoria's move to require youth offenders to wear electronic monitoring devices may not have a real impact.
As CCTV cameras become more widespread, it's becoming more difficult for people to protect their locational privacy in public.
US diplomats in Cuba and China have shown symptoms of brain injuries.
Kenya’s new Computer and Cyber Crime Act must not be abused by the criminal justice system.
Inaudible sounds are being used to transmit data from our devices. While not new technology, these ultrasonic beacons may be in breach of laws regarding surveillance devices.
The routine gathering and monetisation of vast amounts of personal data has been normalised.
The fine distinction between expanding ASD powers but it not collecting intelligence on Australians is where the confusion lies, and that will need to be carefully laid out.
Google and Facebook reign supreme over digital advertising. Yet the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and when the effectiveness of this advertising seems limited, should we ban this model?