Whether or not Bill C-27 moves companies away from deceptive design in apps and websites depends on how, and if, the Canadian government holds companies accountable for their actions.
Twitter and Meta are looking to make money from protecting users’ identities. This raises questions about collective security, people understanding what they’re paying for and who remains vulnerable.
Many people have become resigned to the fact that tech companies collect our private data. But policymakers must do more to limit the amount of personal information corporations can collect.
School officials are becoming increasingly wary of TikTok amid concerns that the app poses a risk to student safety and privacy and makes the nation vulnerable to spies.
It’s pretty common to find people who are apathetic about their data being harvested and funnelled into unknown corners. But that’s usually because they don’t know what’s at stake.
Cookie notifications remind people that they are being tracked, which affects how people behave online.
There’s little transparency surrounding how insurance firms collect, analyse and use our personal data when they establish insurance costs.
Consumers should have more control over how online marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon collect and use their data, according to a new ACCC report.
The ABC’s decision to force viewers to create accounts to watch shows online raises concerns over privacy.
A proposed online privacy code would give consumers more control over how tech companies collect and use their data
There is no major online marketplace operating in Australia that sets a commendable standard for respecting consumers’ data privacy. Letting customers opt out of data tracking would be a good start.
Have you ever been targeted with ads that are scarily specific to you, and wondered how the app or website could have known?
People have plenty of legitimate reasons to use encrypted communications platforms such as WhatsApp or Signal for their own security and privacy.
Apple’s latest iPhone operating system lets you opt out of having your online habits tracked by the apps you use. That’s a big part of Facebook’s business model, but don’t expect a privacy revolution.
Companies are allowed to track users as much as they like — as long as they spell it out in the fine print. But a ground-breaking Australian legal judgement should give them pause.
To deter Google and other big tech companies from misleading users about data collection, the Federal Court should impose heavy fines.
Australia has hesitated in the past to adopt a strong privacy framework. A new government review provides an opportunity to improve data protection rules to an internationally competitive standard.
Manufacturers will increasingly track the products they sell to make recycling them more profitable.
Differential privacy lets people to share data anonymously, but people need to know more about it to make informed decisions.
The documentary educates viewers about the problems social networks present to both our privacy and agency online. But it doesn’t really tell us how to fight the tide.