The vast majority of people alive today are subject to tracking through a number of overlapping and entrenched surveillance systems.
The terms of the Australian Privacy Principle 3.6 are quite clear. So why is there not a single published case of this law being enforced?
In order to get funding from the National Institutes of Health, researchers now need a plan for sharing and managing their data.
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Starting in 2023, all research proposals funded by the NIH will need to include a data sharing and management plan. An expert on open science explains the requirements and how they might improve science.
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The government is proposing upheavals to online content regulation, but that won’t be enough to make the internet safer.
If you don’t understand how your data is being used, and how to manage this, you’re not alone.
People produce mountains of data every day, but not all data is treated the same under the law.
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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.
Have you ever been targeted with ads that are scarily specific to you, and wondered how the app or website could have known?
The new bill would open the gates for your data to freely exchange hands between any ‘accredited’ agency. The proposal is more arrogant than it is effective.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos speaks via video conference during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on antitrust on Capitol Hill on July 29, 2020, in Washington.
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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.
For decades experts have puzzled over why most people claim to have privacy concerns, but few actually do enough about it.
Public health numbers are shown on a screen as Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Howard Njoo listens to Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam speak during a news conference in Ottawa.
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As Canadians yearn for a return to normal life, experts will rely on the latest data to determine the safest ways to come out of the coronavirus pandemic. Making that data transparent is essential.
Countries can be better prepared and respond faster to disease outbreaks if public health data is shared more freely.
Sharing data openly across regions and organisations can help to accelerate preparedness and responses to public health emergencies.
Google’s size isn’t the only reason way it exerts market power.
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US lawmakers and regulators are beginning to investigate big tech’s growing power, but they need to look beyond size and into their very natures.
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Civil society groups continue to fight against the creeping demands of the UK’s immigration system.
Advances in machine learning may allow data that is de-identified now to be re-dentified in the future.
Words matter – not just for building trust and understanding, but for weighing up legal issues. So maybe “open” and “shared” aren’t the right words to use when we refer to our data.
Finding the optimal route to benefiting from AI is like navigating a maze for most governments.
Most businesses are only just starting to figure out how to put artificial intelligence to work. But governments are also increasing their focus on this prediction enabling technology.
Mark Zuckerberg’s decision to heavily restrict Facebook’s APIs turns an opaque social network into an unaccountable black box.
Information about who rides where and when is useful for city planners and policymakers, but also a valuable commodity in its own right.
Australians can see the impact of dockless bike sharing on the streets of their cities. The huge store of data collected about user journeys is less visible, but just as important.
Obama annually welcomed students to the White House with their Science Fair projects.
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The outgoing president leaves behind some solid accomplishments in the world of science, tech and medicine. But the biggest departure from his predecessors might have been in his approach.
Why the rush to replace the Safe Harbour datasharing agreement with something just as leaky? It smacks of placing transatlantic trade over European privacy.