Google is using artificial intelligence to collect and process user data in a way that produces more nuanced and detailed information about our activities but addresses privacy concerns.
At the end of the 1925 movie 'Red Kimono,' the protagonist, Gabrielle Darley, throws away her garment and moves on to a better life. Real life is more complicated.
Our newfound ability to reincarnate the dead as chatbots presents several legal and ethical dilemmas.
Ransomware is quietly developing into one of the most disruptive – and lucrative – forms of cybercrime.
In the current pandemic, finding the right balance between the protection of public halth and respecting civil liberties has proven to be supremely difficult.
Many businesses struggle with data security, but the new Privacy Act means they will have to make protecting customers' personal information a priority.
Banning the Chinese-owned social media platforms raises free speech concerns and could worsen the US-China trade war.
An EU decision on international data movements shows Australia's rules for safeguarding personal information may need a rethink.
Any update too Canada's current regulations to manage online privacy and data protection needs to anticipate emerging trends in data collection.
The UK government has quietly relaxed a confidentiality law that protects patient health data. Here's why that matters.
Reports that UK citizens are to lose the data protection from GDPR are overblown.
Privacy concerns that emerged since law enforcement started mining the databases have put such a serious dent in the business that both Ancestry.com and 23andMe have reduced employees significantly.
When hosting a dinner party, are you obliged to let your guests know that you own a smart device like Amazon Echo or Google Home? The answer is yes, according to a privacy researcher.
The ACCC's inquiry was launched to address concerns about the market power of major digital platforms, such as Google and Facebook, and their impact on Australia's businesses and media.
Failure of corporations to protect data means that government regulation is required to ensure corporation compliance.
Data protection policies focus on human rights. But the exercise of our free will is increasingly being hindered.
Many sites offer the ability to 'opt out' of targeted advertisements, but doing so isn't easy. Simplifying and standardizing opt-outs would help improve privacy on the web.
Google's history of privacy violations is especially alarming when considering the company's reach extends into educational products.
For all their good intentions, accidents happen when fallible humans intervene in complex systems they don't understand.
Data analytics have played a role in elections for years. But today’s massive voter relationship management platforms use digital campaigning practices to take it to another level.