A health law expert explains what the regulation does and doesn't protect.
In an era of data breaches and data privacy concerns, governments should enshrine in law a requirement for companies and banks to send paper bills and statements in order to protect consumers.
Data breaches are on the rise, but blockchain can provide a secure way for consumers to manage their data and their privacy.
Government privacy commissioners are investigating a data breach at one of Canada's largest medical services companies, after hackers gained access to the personal information of 15 million customers.
Failure of corporations to protect data means that government regulation is required to ensure corporation compliance.
You can't change your fingerprint if it's stolen like you'd change your password.
Patient information dumped on the side of the road in Brisbane recently has raised the issue of how hospitals and clinics manage their old paper records.
States like California have been at the forefront of privacy innovation in recent decades. A possible federal law could bring their experimentation to a halt, harming consumers.
Australians aren't confident that the government can be trusted with their data, or that is has the right safeguards in place to protect it.
The government can access your phone metadata, drivers licence photo and much more. And new research shows Australians are OK about it. But that might change.
Think defensively about your online accounts and data security – and don't assume you'll avoid harm.
We found hundreds of local council workers willing to give out login details for government systems without realising.
Tech companies have vowed to do better when it comes to using data ethically, but most ethics initiatives are neither enforced nor enforceable.
Cybersecurity professionals are often portrayed as lone hackers in hoodies. But as well as technical skills, they also need to be excellent communicators and have a high degree of personal integrity.
Statistics Canada has been tone-deaf in its push for the financial data of Canadians from banks, but that data is essential to forming good public policy.
As billions more devices connect to the cloud, congestion will cause communication to become slower and less responsive.
Human resources departments need to understand that these days security and data breaches are more likely to come from within.
BA's handling of the latest corporate cyber attack shows a catalogue of missed opportunities.
Malicious and criminal attacks were the cause of 59% of data breaches in the last three months, according the latest reported figures.
Something good could come from the Cambridge Analytica scandal if we used the same data to fix society, rather than profit from it.