When school officials post photos about students on Facebook, they may be inadvertently enabling data mining firms and others to use the information for other purposes, new research has found.
Accessing India's digital consumers is seen as the key to future growth for big tech companies like Facebook.
A privacy expert says citizens will need to exercise their right to public protest if they want to preserve their privacy.
Google's shift to 'profiling' is being billed as a privacy boon – but it's also a strategic pivot.
Many of us will have received new gadgets this festive season. But how can we ensure these are set up safely? And what’s the best way to discard of old devices being replaced?
A recent Labor Department memo urges agencies to avoid releasing press releases accusing companies of violating laws, to protect the companies’ reputations. People are denied the same protections.
In the current pandemic, finding the right balance between the protection of public halth and respecting civil liberties has proven to be supremely difficult.
There are calls for better web design standards to ensure greater personal data and privacy protection.
For decades experts have puzzled over why most people claim to have privacy concerns, but few actually do enough about it.
The massive increase in internet-connected devices will create an informal surveillance network that could be used to target protestors and activists.
In response to the Covid-19 epidemic, more than 50 countries have developed tracing applications to help alert citizens and authorities when outbreaks occur. But the process is anything but simple.
Automated text messages if your phone detects you’re a long way from home, or discounted home internet, are just a few possible technology solutions to make New Zealanders “stay home to save lives”.
Web browsers are introducing encryption technology that could stop governments spying on you – and catching criminals.
The law is out of step with technology that means anyone can manipulate your images in hyper-realistic ways.
There’s no way an independent assessor will be able to actually monitor how Facebook might violate or abuse users’ privacy in key ways.
Biometric data is forever. Any employer seeking to collect it has big obligations to meet. And employees have the right to object.
The drumbeat of data breaches and the growing problem of identity theft disproportionately harm low-income Americans.
Even governments in democracies with strong traditions of rule of law find themselves tempted to abuse these new abilities.
Consumers want better protection for their data, and businesses want clear national laws. Yet there is virtually no consensus about what a broad privacy law should entail.
Tiny electronic items can identify pets, clothes and even people. Evangelical Christians aren’t the only people worried about what this technology might mean.