Big Tech makes a lot of promises about protecting privacy, but the reality is that using the industry’s products is a matter of trust.
Sweeping police powers for online surveillance and hacking raise concerns over privacy and security.
Concerns about privacy protection of contact tracing data include the potential use by police for enforcement purposes or businesses for marketing.
Profit-friendly data privacy laws in the U.S. are out of step with public sentiment and hinder uses the public supports, from reducing opioid overdose deaths to curbing the COVID-19 pandemic.
The potential failure of the U.S. military to protect information that can identify Afghan citizens raises questions about whether and how biometric data should be collected in war zones.
Amazon is offering an incentive to pay with our palm prints. Why is it so difficult to make decisions about biometric privacy?
Switching web service providers and providing almost $40 million from the federal budget means the census 2021 website should be safe from crashing at the crucial time this evening.
With proof of vaccination likely to become mandatory for travel – and possibly other activities – a careful balancing of individual and collective rights will be essential.
While the HIPAA Privacy Rule prevents health care providers from sharing your health information without your permission, it doesn’t prevent other people from asking you about it.
Parties who design the technologies and platforms on which mobile apps are built and marketed must be brought within the legal accountability framework to close the privacy loop.
Have you ever been targeted with ads that are scarily specific to you, and wondered how the app or website could have known?
Revelations that WA police accessed data from the state’s QR code contact-tracing app threaten to put a serious dent in the public’s trust. And this trust is a crucial element of our COVID defences.
The new NHS data-sharing plan suffers from the same flaws that saw previous schemes scrapped.
Ireland is under pressure to investigate, and potentially fine, Facebook for alleged data breaches under GDPR.
AirTags promise to help find your lost wallet or bag. But at worst, they could be used for stalking, and at best they involve signing up to a global tracking network most users aren’t truly aware of.
Companies are allowed to track users as much as they like — as long as they spell it out in the fine print. But a ground-breaking Australian legal judgement should give them pause.
To deter Google and other big tech companies from misleading users about data collection, the Federal Court should impose heavy fines.
Commercial company HealthEngine won a major contract to roll out Australia’s COVID vaccine booking system. But it’s worth examining the firm’s past.
An app to record consent won’t address the real problems of sexual violence and how our society responds to it.
Google’s shift to ‘profiling’ is being billed as a privacy boon – but it’s also a strategic pivot.