Most people don’t know what they’re agreeing to.
Consumers can't read, understand or use information in companies' privacy policies. So they end up less informed and less protected than they'd like to be. New research shows a better way.
Is this our relationship to tech companies now?
Queen Mary Master
The companies that make our digital devices think – and act – like they still own them, even after we've bought them. Are we becoming digital serfs?
The role ‘creepshots’ have in the denigration of women, and broader questions concerning privacy, the body, and public spaces, need to be considered.
'Creepshots' are provoking questions concerning rights to privacy in public, and ethical concerns regarding technology and bodily autonomy.
We have minimal rights to privacy in public in Canada.
To properly address the social harm of online privacy invasions, such as in the "CanadaCreep case," Canada must devote federal attention to strengthening its minimal and unclear privacy laws.
New technologies make it easier than ever for peeping Toms – and the law isn’t much help to stop them.
Gisele Porcaro/Wikimedia Commons
A surprise intrusion by a drone on a Darwin woman skinny-dipping in her secluded backyard pool highlights the many weaknesses of current privacy and stalking laws.
Companies must work hard to keep their data safe.
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New standards and regulations are beginning to govern how companies protect customers' data. Companies ignore this vital issue at their peril, both financially and legally.
Actor and presenter Faustina Agolley speaking on Q&A.
On Q&A, panellist Faustina Agolley questioned whether there were laws protecting against revenge porn in Australia. As it turns out, it all depends on where you live.
Not all the data captured by Telstra on how you use its technology is considered ‘personal information’.
The Federal Court has narrowed the definition of what can be deemed "personal information" in any data stored about you.
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.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP
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?
Disturbing images such as this from the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre have shocked the nation and prompted a royal commission.
The use of surveillance cameras raises difficult issues for the law in balancing privacy with exposure that is in the public interest – and perhaps it's time that balance was reviewed.
Ian Nicholson / PA Archive/Press Association Images
Celebrities should not be able to get the British legal system to do their dirty work for them.
Caspar Bowden, privacy advocate and campaigner.
Privacy advocate broadsided any deserving criticism, including his employers.
Facebook has taken its facial recognition application to a new level.
Facebook Moments adds a new level of complexity to the issue of user consent.
Public anxiety and legal protections currently pose a major challenge to anyone wanting to introduce eye-scanning security technologies.
When is a harbour not a safe harbour?
Snowden's surveillance revelations threaten to shatter a 15-year-old US-EU agreement on data protection, with consequences for major internet firms.
Revenge porn is a serious breach of privacy, but social media sites and the law are starting to crack down.
Social media companies and the law are both beginning to seriously combat revenge porn.
For your eyes only.
Police and prosecutors in the UK are now equipped with a new criminal offence in order to tackle so-called revenge pornography – where typically an abusive or vengeful ex-partner distributes explicit sexual…
The thin wall of decency between us and unrestrained power.
A powerful intelligence lobby made up of former defence ministers, police chiefs and intelligence commissioners has emerged in British politics, determined to push for greater powers and resources for…