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.
There is growing concern in some countries that restrictions designed to combat the pandemic may not be lifted once it is over.
A sweeping review of Australia's national security laws has recommended a new single legislative framework governing electronic surveillance activities.
Equity and privacy problems with online proctoring reflect a larger issue: Students look to universities to set an example of integrity.
The use of artificial intelligence in health care is on the rise, and the concerns of the public need to be considered in developing policy that regulates its application.
Surveillance tools such as these are perfectly legal in Australia, despite privacy concerns. But safeguards should still be put into place.
They began as wartime technology, but now drones are changing the way we witness the world, especially when we can't see it for ourselves.
Technology is not neutral, as facial recognition algorithms and predictive policing have shown us. Algorithms discriminate by design, reflecting and reinforcing pre-existing biases.
If a new deal between Microsoft and ByteDance goes through, the Chinese company may withdraw ownership of its TikTok operations in not only the US – but also Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
Avoiding drones' prying eyes can be as complicated as donning a high-tech hoodie and as simple as ducking under a tree.
The massive increase in internet-connected devices will create an informal surveillance network that could be used to target protestors and activists.
Facial recognition algorithms will always make mistakes. But how can we make them less discriminatory?
Trust in the confidentiality of contact tracing broke down during the AIDS epidemic. Today, it's faltering again.
Face surveillance makes it easier to oppress vulnerable populations and violate everyone's basic rights. It's time for a moratorium.
Ethical hiring practices should include a full disclosure by the company of any social media searches in advance of hiring a job candidate.
Police departments have suggested using contact tracing approaches to track protesters, raising concerns about data and privacy.
A patchwork of state and federal laws cover the surveillance of private conversation. But, in all cases, there is a "public interest" defence.
The use of body cameras by police forces raises questions about surveillance, privacy and regulation.
Police forces across the country now have access to surveillance technologies that were recently available only to national intelligence services. The digitization of bias and abuse of power followed.