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.
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.
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.
Sharing data openly across regions and organisations can help to accelerate preparedness and responses to public health emergencies.
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.
Civil society groups continue to fight against the creeping demands of the UK's immigration system.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In areas as diverse as transport, health or commerce, the answer to many problems starts with open data.
James Bond and his ilk are out-dated. Better understanding and sharing of data will save more lives than spies.
In the Ashley Madison hack were reports of 74,468 unique ".edu" email addresses. If people chose to use their .edu addresses, what does that tell us about awareness of privacy online?
The Internet Watch foundation is to share its database of abusive image digital signatures in a drive to clean up the internet.
Firms want your data, but if they offer to pay it's likely they stand to gain more than you do.
As wearables record more personal and physical activity data about us, we risk giving away more than we'd imagine.
The Liberal Democrats have been a lone voice among the parties calling for a digital bill of rights governing our growing use of the internet. But is it the right solution for the problem in hand?