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.
To ease the stress of commuting, don't ditch the bus – just make it smarter.
New legislation will soon require organisations to disclose any data breaches involving your private details. But the legislation still has some gaps in it.
Recent developments at the United Nations and the G-20 suggest that the well-known human rights to privacy and freedom of expression may soon be formally extended to online communications.
The Federal Court has narrowed the definition of what can be deemed "personal information" in any data stored about you.
Apps and wearable devices promise greater participation and empowerment in health care. But what are we risking when we take part in this new era of participatory health?
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.
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?
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.
What if someone made your house a site for Pokémon battles?
A simple kite mark could let you know that you aren't signing away your rights when you download a new app.
Data-privacy advocates may have won the care.data battle, but it looks like they're about to lose the war.
There are advantages, too.
A new agreement between the European Union and the U.S. would provide more protection of Europeans' data against American mass surveillance than was required before.
How should we address growing concerns about information security without denying society the benefits big data can bring?
Apple's refusal to back down in its fight with the FBI is a sharp reversal from just a few years ago when it was the government urging tech companies to do more to protect consumer privacy.
Why the rush to replace the Safe Harbour datasharing agreement with something just as leaky? It smacks of placing transatlantic trade over European privacy.
New York City is developing a 'free' public Wi-Fi network to be deployed throughout the city, but the poorly appreciated price is our privacy.
Schools are collecting more and more data on children. They must make sure they comply with the law.
Legislation proposed in both the US and the UK suggest an aggressive path toward entrenching surveillance powers at the cost of citizens’ privacy.