If you thought police surveillance was mere CCTV, it's time to catch up on what's happening on the other side of the lens.
When it comes to ongoing security co-operation, mutual trust is crucial – but that is currently lacking.
The invasion of privacy through online surveillance can make people ignore the civil rights of others.
Michelle Grattan speaks to Deep Saini about the week in politics.
In the main the public have accepted the world has changed, justifying altering the balance between security and rights. But there is still argument over precisely where lines should be drawn.
France has been living under a a state of emergency for nearly two years. The president now wants to make some of its most controversial elements permanent law.
For Trump, putting America first means that being a global leader on human rights may take a back seat.
As searches of smartphones and other digital devices at US borders become more common, can research and computer science help protect travelers' privacy?
Are we seeing Orwell's dystopian vision of 1984 coming to fruition?
An abundance of natural resources has helped Kazakhstan attract billions in investments. Despite its booming economy, the government is unlikely to move towards democracy any time soon.
We don't expect our own government to hack our email – but it's happening, in secret, and if current court cases go badly, we may never know how often.
If a computer search would qualify for a warrant if its whereabouts were known, why should simply hiding its location make it legally unsearchable?
It isn’t just the 'bad guys' who are exposed to restrictive powers and tougher penalties. Anyone whose behaviour is regarded as a public safety risk is potentially in the frame.
Will they stand with the protestors worried about an erosion of freedoms or with the companies eager to protect their intellectual property?
What kind of society do our so-called “Western and networked democracies” count as normal if humans are constantly objectified, monitored and profiled?
The use of drones by authorities has increased around the globe. In the US, drones have been used not only for police surveillance and in operations, but also to patrol its southern borders.
Memories of the killing of Osama bin Laden are fading, but the legacies of al-Qaeda and the war on terror's many 'own goals' haunt us in the form of multiplying threats and lost civil liberties.
The government's Defence Trade Controls Act effectively makes teaching encryption a criminal act and considers even a simple calculator as a potential weapon.
Western Australia was the first state in the nation to allow public access to a sex offender register online. The public needs to understand how it works to avoid a false sense of security.
Proposals from the Intelligence Committee could bring GCHQ into the public eye like never before.