Companies are allowed to track users as much as they like — as long as they spell it out in the fine print. But a ground-breaking Australian legal judgement should give them pause.
To deter Google and other big tech companies from misleading users about data collection, the Federal Court should impose heavy fines.
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.
An app to record consent won't address the real problems of sexual violence and how our society responds to it.
Google's shift to 'profiling' is being billed as a privacy boon – but it's also a strategic pivot.
The web's inventor believes the liberation of our data will help redistribute power on the internet.
If this is just one experiment among of tens of thousands, as Google has admitted, in what other ways might users have been manipulated in the past?
New Zealanders will travel more during the summer period and it is more important than ever to use the contact-tracing app to improve our chances of controlling any potential outbreaks.
A recent Labor Department memo urges agencies to avoid releasing press releases accusing companies of violating laws, to protect the companies' reputations. People are denied the same protections.
Equity and privacy problems with online proctoring reflect a larger issue: Students look to universities to set an example of integrity.
Many businesses struggle with data security, but the new Privacy Act means they will have to make protecting customers' personal information a priority.
Australia has hesitated in the past to adopt a strong privacy framework. A new government review provides an opportunity to improve data protection rules to an internationally competitive standard.
Manufacturers will increasingly track the products they sell to make recycling them more profitable.
The Internet of Things will transform industry, agriculture, and our cities. But we need to consider carefully the risks as well as the rewards.
Differential privacy lets people to share data anonymously, but people need to know more about it to make informed decisions.
How much does your virtual reality headset know about your life?
From sharing snaps to gender reveals and shopfronts, Instagram has changed a lot about how we see the world — and how it sees us.
The Oculus Quest 2 headset is the latest step in the construction of a 'mirrorworld' built on high-tech surveillance and targeted advertising.
The new bill would open the gates for your data to freely exchange hands between any 'accredited' agency. The proposal is more arrogant than it is effective.
There are calls for better web design standards to ensure greater personal data and privacy protection.