On May 25, 2018, the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force. Four months later, how has the law changed people's perceptions and behaviour?
Large-scale data collection and analysis can target consumer behaviour. Faced with the risk of drifts, transparency and ethics of algorithms become paramount.
A proposed EU copyright directive aims to make Google, Facebook and other online platforms pay to display snippets of news. But will it work, and what will be the costs?
Trust is the keystone of the entire Internet system: without it more connection and therefore more commerce. How to restore it?
Privacy rules enacted in Europe are affecting companies – and their customers and users – all around the world.
Imagine if we could specify our general privacy preferences in our devices, have them check privacy policies when we sign up for apps, and warn us if the agreements overstep.
Facebook and Google already face a legal complaint in the wake of the new data protection law, but the most precious data still isn't covered.
Will GDPR usher in a fresh start for the internet? A look at the four main foundation elements and how they affect you.
By choosing to deal with companies with better data protection policies, Australian consumers can create pressure for change in how personal data is handled across the board.
Small charities aren't like small companies, and the way they operate may pose greater risks under GDPR than for others.
Organisations are on the losing side, especially those that rely on leveraging personal data to compete. But there will be a net benefit to consumers – and that's a good thing.
Everything you wanted to know but were scared to ask about... the General Data Protection Regulation (coming to a country near you).
The routine gathering and monetisation of vast amounts of personal data has been normalised.
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.
Personalisation has made decisions easier and quicker – but it is still large corporations, rather than individual users, who benefit most.
In a major blow to Facebook, a judge has ruled that a class action can proceed. If similar actions are brought around the world, Facebook could face billions of dollars in damages.
US privacy laws focus on informing consumers what's happening with their data; other countries specifically restrict data collection and analysis.
Slacktivism won't cut it in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Everything you need to know to prepare your business for changes to data protection law in the EU on May 25.
But despite the UK's alarmist tone on the incoming NIS directive, it's not just about the hefty £17m fines.