An EU decision on international data movements shows Australia's rules for safeguarding personal information may need a rethink.
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.
Some measures taken in China to contain the COVID-19 outbreak have raised concerns about patient privacy. As other countries bring in containment measures, will patient privacy be compromised?
Political parties protect themselves rather than voters in refusing to be bound by privacy laws.
A US judge has allowed police access to the major DNA database without users' consent (including Australian users). It's a timely reminder that we urgently need genetic privacy legislation.
Was The Sun's story about England's Ashes hero an invasion of privacy?
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.
Consumers want better protection for their data, and businesses want clear national laws. Yet there is virtually no consensus about what a broad privacy law should entail.
Aussie Farms' have map showing locations where farms or producers treat animal cruelly has caused outrage with many claiming it is illegal. So, what does the law actually say about this?
The succession of data access legislation in the Australian parliament is fast becoming a Mad Hatter's tea party. We need better oversight, and fast.
Financial institutions and stores judge our credit-worthiness based on how we handle our money. But we should be cautious of letting others compile our health data into a "wellness report."
People's most private information isn't on paper locked in desks anymore – it's online, stored on corporate servers. The Supreme Court now says some privacy protections cover that data.
Privacy rules enacted in Europe are affecting companies – and their customers and users – all around the world.
Information extracted from copyrighted material should not be seen as an infringement. Such analytical use is good for society.
Small charities aren't like small companies, and the way they operate may pose greater risks under GDPR than for others.
Everything you wanted to know but were scared to ask about... the General Data Protection Regulation (coming to a country near you).
Australian businesses will not be forced to comply with or fall foul of the new data regulation merely because they maintain websites accessible in the EU.
Canadians — and consumers around the world — have the power to hold industries accountable for misuse or unauthorized use of our data. It's time to use it.
Facebook is realizing it has broad obligations to society. Here's how it could start meeting them.