Researchers are now confined to the collection of specific information only directly from individuals.
New law has significant implications for researchers in general, and for those involved in the health sector in particular.
Cyberspace has become indispensable during the COVID-19 pandemic, heightening the need for online protections.
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Self-regulation by the technology industry has failed to keep people safe online. That’s a job for government.
Companies aren’t living up to their privacy policies’ promises.
South African consumers aren’t confident that organisations always use their information lawfully and for agreed purposes.
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.
Australian businesses will not be forced to comply with or fall foul of the new data regulation merely because they maintain websites accessible in the EU.
The collection of huge data sets that can be searched, collected and cross-referenced is called Big Data.
Increased foreign investment in the digital economy means a national conversation is needed to ensure that citizens don’t get exploited.
You need to start thinking about what will happen to your online data when you die.
What if someone made your house a site for Pokémon battles?
Without European laws and courts to strike down overreaching UK legislation, post-Brexit Britons may see more invasions of their privacy.
Why the rush to replace the Safe Harbour datasharing agreement with something just as leaky? It smacks of placing transatlantic trade over European privacy.
A digital age of consent could ensure internet users know what they’re getting into. But where to draw the line is tricky.
Transatlantic connections have increased but the laws haven’t kept pace.
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End of Safe Harbour agreement isn’t the end of the world, and it might just mean a far better replacement is on its way.
With the end of Safe Harbour, data protection is a blank page waiting to be written.
With the end of the Safe Harbour agreement, data protection for their users will be more than a tick-box exercise for US firms.
Businesses say data protection sacrifices the cloud advantage for security.
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While greater data protection in Europe seems inevitable, the eventual form it takes is still up for grabs.
Google rarely demonstrates the transparency it requires of its users.
After the European Court of Justice ruled that there was a “right to be forgotten” from Google’s search results, Google’s Advisory Council embarked on a roadshow aimed at debating the issue. While this…
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With the progressive delegation of human decisions to machines we need to consider the impact on human autonomy.
Autonomous vehicles, or self-driving cars, are likely to be seen more widely on roads in 2015. Already, legislation authorising the use of autonomous vehicles has been introduced in the US states of Nevada…
The EU’s data privacy laws could cast a shadow on Australian business.
With the amendments to Australia’s privacy law coming into force, it is only natural that our attention is firmly focused on the domestic privacy scene at the moment. However, perhaps the bigger challenge…