Personal data is sold, bought and traded among companies all the time. But what if the companies profiting from your data had to pay you a share of that earning?
Three trends suggest people in less developed nations – who are coming online in greater numbers – use and trust the internet very differently those in more developed economies.
Unless you take action to remove yourself before October 15, the federal government will make a digital copy of your medical record, store it centrally, and give numerous people access to it.
My Health Record is a step towards empowering patients with greater knowledge about their health – and could help save lives in emergencies.
We used the latest techniques from artificial intelligence to study how support for or opposition to a piece of fake news can spread within a social network.
The Canadian government is right to hold public consultations on digital and data transformation given how profoundly it affects society at large. But the scope is far too narrow.
After you've finished reading this, take the time to ensure your dog or cat’s microchip details are up to date. It might just save your pet’s life.
People find data difficult to own – and things we don't own, we tend not to protect.
Privacy rules enacted in Europe are affecting companies – and their customers and users – all around the world.
Imagine if we could specify our general privacy preferences in our devices, have them check privacy policies when we sign up for apps, and warn us if the agreements overstep.
Researchers analyze social media data to gain useful insights into modern society and culture. But it's important to protect users' privacy. How can both ends meet?
Victims could be entitled to redress – but it won't be easy.
Social media sites aren't the only online systems that can secretly influence people's votes. Search engines can too and may be even more successful – and undetectable.
Will GDPR usher in a fresh start for the internet? A look at the four main foundation elements and how they affect you.
By choosing to deal with companies with better data protection policies, Australian consumers can create pressure for change in how personal data is handled across the board.
Small charities aren't like small companies, and the way they operate may pose greater risks under GDPR than for others.
You should be aware of the amount of genetic information you might disclose in a research study – and what the benefits and risks will be.
Toronto’s Quayside smart city project needs a new, truly consultative process. An innovative method used by Brazil to develop its landmark Internet Bill of Rights may be the answer.
We need to stop blaming consumers for not reading online privacy policies and fix the system.
It is vital for governments and citizens to discuss how much privacy should be sacrificed when issues of national security arise.