A new act requires that all nonsensitive government data be made available publicly by January 2020. But the plan could open up new privacy issues.
Australians aren't confident that the government can be trusted with their data, or that is has the right safeguards in place to protect it.
Algorithmic guardians could be programmed to manage our digital interactions with social platforms and apps according to our personal preferences.
The end of the era of self-regulation for big tech companies is nigh.
Kenya needs to tread carefully. It must avoid placing the country's security ahead of people's privacy rights.
Some Australian Facebook users are more worried about over-sharing by friends than the privacy and security of their personal information.
When you share your genetic data – even with the NHS – you don't know where it will end up, or how it will be used.
The European Union has issued its first fine, cracking down on companies that misuse users' personal data. Why hasn't the US taken a similarly strong approach?
Experts describe their research into how smartphones collect and share private personal information with tracking companies and advertisers.
Websites are trying to get around GDPR rules on giving you control over your data.
Tech companies have vowed to do better when it comes to using data ethically, but most ethics initiatives are neither enforced nor enforceable.
Blockchain data is unchangeable, which is a problem when privacy laws require companies to delete data once it’s served its purpose.
If you carry your smartphone with you everywhere, then the data it tracks could provide a comprehensive picture of your health – and alert you if it begins to deteriorate.
The government has rejected a call to extend the My Health Record opt-out period while amendments are made to ensure the privacy and security of the system.
Allowing the police unfettered use of vast databases of information will begin to tilt the balance of power towards totalitarianism.
An offer that appears beneficial on the surface, but can lead to unintended negative consequences is called a "perverse incentive".
Smart meters are being rolled out across Australia, offering the opportunity to share data with third parties who promise to help you find a cheaper deal. But this requires strong consumer protection.
What to make of Grindr's acquisition by a Chinese corporate group.
The broad and ill-defined new powers outlined in the government's new telecommunications bill are neither necessary nor proportionate – and contain significant scope for abuse.
The succession of data access legislation in the Australian parliament is fast becoming a Mad Hatter's tea party. We need better oversight, and fast.