During an election, political parties gather personal data about Canadian voters. This data collection isn’t regulated, and citizens should be concerned.
Big Tech makes a lot of promises about protecting privacy, but the reality is that using the industry’s products is a matter of trust.
Facebook is adamant its new “smart glasses” won’t be a privacy nightmare. But it is clearly bidding to normalise the use of wearable tech. And if video Ray-Bans go mainstream, what comes next?
Undergraduate programs are springing up across the US to meet the burgeoning demand for workers trained in big data. Yet many of the programs lack training in the ethical use of data science.
State police have accessed QR code check-in data on at least six occasions, for investigations unrelated to the pandemic.
Amazon is offering an incentive to pay with our palm prints. Why is it so difficult to make decisions about biometric privacy?
Apple will scan all photos uploaded to the cloud for child sexual abuse without actually looking at the photos. Privacy experts are concerned by the lack of public accountability.
A tool made for tracking criminals and terrorists has potentially been used against politicians, dissidents and journalists. Here’s how the spyware works.
Deceptively labeled buttons, choices that are hard to undo, web designs that hide options – these dark patterns are how some websites trick people into giving up their money and information.
While the HIPAA Privacy Rule prevents health care providers from sharing your health information without your permission, it doesn’t prevent other people from asking you about it.
Police body cameras have the potential to make private details about people’s lives, including some of the most stressful experiences of their lives, public and easily accessible online
People have plenty of legitimate reasons to use encrypted communications platforms such as WhatsApp or Signal for their own security and privacy.
A thriving black market for stolen personal data makes millions of people vulnerable to spies, spammers, scammers and hackers.
If storing DNA for criminal investigations helps identity the perpetrators and eliminate the innocent, why don’t we include samples from everyone?
Commercial company HealthEngine won a major contract to roll out Australia’s COVID vaccine booking system. But it’s worth examining the firm’s past.
A privacy expert says citizens will need to exercise their right to public protest if they want to preserve their privacy.
How do you prove that people have been vaccinated without putting their privacy at risk? The technology and best practices to make it happen exist. It’s far from clear, however, if they’re being used.
Google is using artificial intelligence to collect and process user data in a way that produces more nuanced and detailed information about our activities but addresses privacy concerns.
At the end of the 1925 movie ‘Red Kimono,’ the protagonist, Gabrielle Darley, throws away her garment and moves on to a better life. Real life is more complicated.