Former National Party president Michelle Boag and National MP Hamish Walker.
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National MP Hamish Walker and political powerbroker Michelle Boag have admitted leaking confidential patient information – but does that make them legally liable too?
South Korea’s success in containing COVID-19 came at the price of sacrificing privacy.
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Effective national leadership and trust in government appear to be prerequisites for countries to achieve widespread digital contact tracing.
The French mobile phone application StopCovid, developed to trace people who test positive with COVID-19.
In a country marred by systematic discrimination and continued social marginalisation, particular consideration needs to be given to the measures being used to contain the spread of COVID-19.
‘You have an alert.’
The reason the UK contact-tracing apps failed? It fell foul of privacy rules decided in California.
Contact tracing apps are coming to Canada, but there are privacy concerns.
Police departments have suggested using contact tracing approaches to track protesters, raising concerns about data and privacy.
Artificial systems use reams of data to get a better profiles of individuals.
Artificial intelligence insatiable data needs has encouraged the mass collection of personal data, placing privacy at risk. But AI can help solve the very problem it creates.
Korean health workers offer coronavirus testing in the Itaewon nightlife district of Seoul.
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South Korea's mass surveillance to curb the coronavirus pandemic uses technologies and techniques that are grounded in anti-LGBTQ discrimination.
With more people working from home post-COVID-19, what are the privacy implications of employers using spyware to monitor worker activity?
A patchwork of state and federal laws cover the surveillance of private conversation. But, in all cases, there is a "public interest" defence.
Body cameras are increasingly being worn by police forces, like the Vancouver Police Department, to record officer interactions.
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The use of body cameras by police forces raises questions about surveillance, privacy and regulation.
Maintaining social distancing is a challenge as workplaces reopen during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Smartphone apps and wearable devices can tell when workers have been within six feet of each other, promising to help curb the coronavirus. But they're not all the same when it comes to privacy.
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As the pandemic drives more of our lives online, we move further into a world optimised by big tech to suit itself.
Governments are implementing surveillance technologies to monitor and control the spread of COVID-19.
Privacy regulation can’t keep pace with the supersystems collecting, analyzing and using personal data.
The NZ COVID Tracer app helps you keep track of places you visit in New Zealand, in case anyone infected also visited. But the app has some shortcomings that won't be fixed until June at the earliest.
The COVIDSafe app hasn't come out of nowhere. The promises of 'smart city' data collection may be seductive, but we must always weigh up what we're being asked to give up in return.
Technology has made life under coronavirus workable and bearable for a great many. But will it mean further intrusions into our privacy that normally would be unacceptable?
Tracing apps will rely on smart devices to log movement and contact as a way of containing the coronavirus pandemic.
Contact tracing is being touted as essential to controlling the spread of COVID-19, but it comes with alarming concerns related to our rights to privacy.
By using technology to curb the spread of COVID-19, governments undertake the risky venture of undermining human rights.
As governments consider the use of surveillance technologies to trace and contain the spread of COVID-19, it is important to consider human rights in the implementation.
Apps that warn about close contact with COVID-19 cases are key to relaxing social distancing rules.
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Bluetooth wireless communication makes it possible for people to get alerts on their phones when they've been exposed to the coronavirus. Adding the right cryptography scheme keeps those alerts private.
Providing the relevant safeguards are in place, there should be no particular threat to Australians' privacy.