Ransomware is quietly developing into one of the most disruptive – and lucrative – forms of cybercrime.
Many businesses struggle with data security, but the new Privacy Act means they will have to make protecting customers' personal information a priority.
Banning the Chinese-owned social media platforms raises free speech concerns and could worsen the US-China trade war.
An EU decision on international data movements shows Australia's rules for safeguarding personal information may need a rethink.
Any update too Canada's current regulations to manage online privacy and data protection needs to anticipate emerging trends in data collection.
The UK government has quietly relaxed a confidentiality law that protects patient health data. Here's why that matters.
Reports that UK citizens are to lose the data protection from GDPR are overblown.
The ACCC's inquiry was launched to address concerns about the market power of major digital platforms, such as Google and Facebook, and their impact on Australia's businesses and media.
Failure of corporations to protect data means that government regulation is required to ensure corporation compliance.
Data protection policies focus on human rights. But the exercise of our free will is increasingly being hindered.
Many sites offer the ability to 'opt out' of targeted advertisements, but doing so isn't easy. Simplifying and standardizing opt-outs would help improve privacy on the web.
The response to British Airways' data breach could help set new social norms for what is acceptable.
Technology experts have long worried about a 'digital divide' between those who could use computers and those who could not. Artificial intelligence algorithms are widening the gulf.
The General Data Protection Regulations have been in force since May 2018. Analysis of its four key measures: labels, liability obligation, portability and pseudonymisation.
Tech firms should be forced to reassess how they impact society under existing EU law.
The European Union has issued its first fine, cracking down on companies that misuse users' personal data. Why hasn't the US taken a similarly strong approach?
Lessons on the shaping of current privacy and technology notions by the US Supreme Court.
Websites are trying to get around GDPR rules on giving you control over your data.
Blockchain data is unchangeable, which is a problem when privacy laws require companies to delete data once it’s served its purpose.
On May 25, 2018, the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force. Four months later, how has the law changed people's perceptions and behaviour?