It's not just fitness trackers – mobile phones can reveal users' whereabouts too, even with location tracking turned off.
What scholars know, are learning and are predicting about the privacy of electronic data, online activity, smartphone use and electronic records.
Should police be able to use cellphone records to track suspects – and law-abiding citizens?
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.
The COAG agreement to share our biometric data - including some photo ID - is an erosion of our privacy and will give people a false sense of comfort.
The modern world depends on critical systems, networks and data repositories that are not as secure as they should be. Breaches will continue until society as a whole makes some big changes.
What governments and companies think they know about us – whether or not it's accurate – has real power over our actual lives.
A freedom of information request reveals that Google wants its AI company DeepMind to get involved in the 100,000 Genomes Project.
Nobody can understand the legal language in privacy policies. Can artificial intelligence digest the text and produce a human-readable explanation?
BCI devices that read minds and act on intentions can change lives for the better. But they could also be put to nefarious use in the not-too-distant future. Now's the time to think about risks.
UK politicians are planning very different approaches to data privacy, security and surveillance.
You need to start thinking about what will happen to your online data when you die.
When smartphone apps get permission to access your location or other activity, they often share that data with other companies that can compile digital profiles on users.
To ease the stress of commuting, don't ditch the bus – just make it smarter.
New legislation will soon require organisations to disclose any data breaches involving your private details. But the legislation still has some gaps in it.
Recent developments at the United Nations and the G-20 suggest that the well-known human rights to privacy and freedom of expression may soon be formally extended to online communications.
The Federal Court has narrowed the definition of what can be deemed "personal information" in any data stored about you.
Apps and wearable devices promise greater participation and empowerment in health care. But what are we risking when we take part in this new era of participatory health?
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.
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?