Many Australians are unaware of current police and intelligence powers when it comes to accessing our data.
Catalog data are a library's most important map to knowledge. What does it mean that
the Library of Congress just released 25 million records to the public?
Politics podcast: Graeme Samuel on data governance.
Data Governance Australia chairman Graeme Samuel hopes that a self-regulatory code of conduct will raise the standards among data-driven organisations.
Photos are full of information, from your location to phone model, and digital forensics can help extract it.
Australia’s data retention law is one of the most comprehensive and intrusive data collection schemes in the Western world, and should be challenged.
On World Press Freedom Day, we must deal with the threat data collection and surveillance poses to journalism.
The Federal Court has narrowed the definition of what can be deemed "personal information" in any data stored about you.
The backlash against the Census suggests the Australian Bureau of Statistics didn't do enough to convince Australians it needed to collect their private information or that it'd be kept safe.
As governments look to new ways to step up surveillance, hackers find new ways to subvert it. Is there a way to end this cat and mouse game, described as a crypto-war?
On Twitter's 10th birthday, we look at how researchers have used the platform for a range of studies, from predicting the next flu outbreak to identifying the happiest city in America.
By simulating cities from the "bottom-up", scientists can help us plan for the future.
The value and utility of the NSA’s metadata retention programs – which formed the template for Australia's metadata regime – have too often been over-exaggerated.
ISPs were supposed to start collecting our metadata today, but most are not ready due to the complexities of the legislation. Perhaps it's not too early for a review.
Four decades on, in a digital era of surveillance and data storage, Watergate remains a useful yardstick for assessing the value of source confidentiality.
If confidential sources can still be exposed by the government's new data retention legislation, why risk leaking anything to the media?
Metadata is only the beginning. The Big Data trend means there's a lot more information about us out there that can be tracked or monitored.
Avoiding the metadata retention laws and sending messages entirely privately is harder than it might seem.
The new legislation forcing telcos and internet companies to store your metadata for two years creates a new set of secuirty risks.
There are still unanswered questions about the data retention bill, but it's now too late to get answers before it is passed into law.
The Abbott government's efforts to amend its data retention bill amid concerns about journalists protecting their sources is still a worry. And others should be concerned too, including MP.