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?
Large-scale data collection and analysis can target consumer behaviour. Faced with the risk of drifts, transparency and ethics of algorithms become paramount.
A proposed EU copyright directive aims to make Google, Facebook and other online platforms pay to display snippets of news. But will it work, and what will be the costs?
Trust is the keystone of the entire Internet system: without it more connection and therefore more commerce. How to restore it?
Privacy rules enacted in Europe are affecting companies – and their customers and users – all around the world.
Imagine if we could specify our general privacy preferences in our devices, have them check privacy policies when we sign up for apps, and warn us if the agreements overstep.
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.
Will GDPR usher in a fresh start for the internet? A look at the four main foundation elements and how they affect you.
By choosing to deal with companies with better data protection policies, Australian consumers can create pressure for change in how personal data is handled across the board.
Small charities aren't like small companies, and the way they operate may pose greater risks under GDPR than for others.