American women are deleting period trackers after the end of Roe v. Wade, but evading digital surveillance will be almost impossible without changes to privacy regulations.
The fast-growing educational technology industry is poorly regulated and profits from user data. Australian law, education departments and schools can all do more to improve safeguards for children.
One of a hacker’s most valuable tools is the phishing attack, and you might be unwittingly making the hacker’s job easier by leaving useful information about you online.
Kiwi consumers are increasingly experiencing personalised, targeted manipulation online, but the law has very little to say about it.
When school officials post photos about students on Facebook, they may be inadvertently enabling data mining firms and others to use the information for other purposes, new research has found.
Accessing India’s digital consumers is seen as the key to future growth for big tech companies like Facebook.
A privacy expert says citizens will need to exercise their right to public protest if they want to preserve their privacy.
Google’s shift to ‘profiling’ is being billed as a privacy boon – but it’s also a strategic pivot.
Many of us will have received new gadgets this festive season. But how can we ensure these are set up safely? And what’s the best way to discard of old devices being replaced?
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.
In the current pandemic, finding the right balance between the protection of public health and respecting civil liberties has proven to be supremely difficult.
There are calls for better web design standards to ensure greater personal data and privacy protection.
For decades experts have puzzled over why most people claim to have privacy concerns, but few actually do enough about it.
The massive increase in internet-connected devices will create an informal surveillance network that could be used to target protestors and activists.
In response to the Covid-19 epidemic, more than 50 countries have developed tracing applications to help alert citizens and authorities when outbreaks occur. But the process is anything but simple.
Automated text messages if your phone detects you’re a long way from home, or discounted home internet, are just a few possible technology solutions to make New Zealanders “stay home to save lives”.
Web browsers are introducing encryption technology that could stop governments spying on you – and catching criminals.
The law is out of step with technology that means anyone can manipulate your images in hyper-realistic ways.
There’s no way an independent assessor will be able to actually monitor how Facebook might violate or abuse users’ privacy in key ways.
Biometric data is forever. Any employer seeking to collect it has big obligations to meet. And employees have the right to object.