Profit-friendly data privacy laws in the U.S. are out of step with public sentiment and hinder uses the public supports, from reducing opioid overdose deaths to curbing the COVID-19 pandemic.
Taming Big Tech’s market power requires addressing their monopoly over user-related data collection instead of employing traditional antitrust measures such as breaking up the firms.
An EU decision on international data movements shows Australia’s rules for safeguarding personal information may need a rethink.
Gathering race-based data during the coronavirus pandemic is essential for Indigenous communities, racialized people and those with disabilities and mental health challenges.
One bespoke contact tracing device is a bluetooth ‘pen’ device, which can be handed in if diagnosed without relying on smartphones.
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.
Websites are trying to get around GDPR rules on giving you control over your data.
The broad and ill-defined new powers outlined in the government’s new telecommunications bill are neither necessary nor proportionate – and contain significant scope for abuse.
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.
When you send off a cheek swab to one of the private genome companies, you may sacrifice not just your own privacy but that of your family and your ancestors.
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.
For years, watchdogs have warned of the potential problems of sharing data with online companies. The Facebook data crisis has made these concerns much more real. What should be done now?
US privacy laws focus on informing consumers what’s happening with their data; other countries specifically restrict data collection and analysis.
The privacy backlash over Cambridge Analytica and Facebook may lead to explosive consequences for academics.
Data ethics should pay much more attention to the social value of research