Children in our schools are the latest at risk in a brave new age of surveillance and data control that is being catalyzed by hasty educational technology decisions under COVID-19.
It's important to strike a balance between protecting Americans' privacy and having accurate statistics for governments and businesses to make data-based decisions.
Beware the #WorkFromHome selfie.
In our increasingly datafied world, there is a clear need to develop and disseminate responsible approaches for handling data for and about children.
In an era of data breaches and data privacy concerns, governments should enshrine in law a requirement for companies and banks to send paper bills and statements in order to protect consumers.
Collecting census data online creates new risks to the accuracy and integrity of the information. Here's what to be aware of.
Data privacy regulations are being adopted to protect internet users. Today, humans need to read those rules to ensure compliance. New research suggests machines could interpret them in real time.
Political parties protect themselves rather than voters in refusing to be bound by privacy laws.
Those who are leaving the platform represent a small, but by no means insignificant, counter current to the norm.
The ACCC's inquiry was launched to address concerns about the market power of major digital platforms, such as Google and Facebook, and their impact on Australia's businesses and media.
Can we make the web more inclusive or will our online reality always be a lawless wasteland of trolls and lies?
Most of us are probably having our data tracked in some form. And while there are regulatory safeguards in place to protect user privacy, it's hard to say whether these are enough.
Know the difference between an EMR, EHR and PHR? Our digital data expert sets the record straight.
A US judge has allowed police access to the major DNA database without users' consent (including Australian users). It's a timely reminder that we urgently need genetic privacy legislation.
Many sites offer the ability to 'opt out' of targeted advertisements, but doing so isn't easy. Simplifying and standardizing opt-outs would help improve privacy on the web.
As more data are collected, it's important for the public to understand how their health information is being used. But user agreements are often complex, lengthy and written in inaccessible language.
The complex user-generated nature of YouTube content for kids is proving difficult to control for the online giant, who have been issued with a US$170 million fine for breaching children's privacy.
Privacy starts with the body and extends to digital data. There are few rules governing what companies can do – yet people can't effectively protect their own privacy.
An entire industry exists to trade on your personal data - everything from your shopping habits to your political views and medical conditions. The results can genuinely harm consumers.
Automated decision making has been around in healthcare since the 1970s, and now radiology is the new frontline where AI is being deployed.