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.
Our current digital era and reliance on technology favours information as a form of capital.
For decades experts have puzzled over why most people claim to have privacy concerns, but few actually do enough about it.
Mood tracking apps are sophisticated tools that track, measure and improve our emotions. But doing so may make our emotional data vulnerable to interested third parties.
While some online services such as banking do warrant using your true information, many sites shouldn't require the same level of disclosure. Here's how to protect yourself in such cases.
The COVIDSafe app hasn't come out of nowhere. The promises of 'smart city' data collection may be seductive, but we must always weigh up what we're being asked to give up in return.
Collecting census data online creates new risks to the accuracy and integrity of the information. Here's what to be aware of.
The use of online health platforms is on the rise, allowing us to track and share our personal data. While such platforms have promise, significant scientific, ethical and privacy questions remains.
Data privacy regulations are being adopted to protect internet users. Today, humans need to read those rules to ensure compliance. New research suggests machines could interpret them in real time.
A new digital ID system will gather piles of personal information in one place -- and you won't have full control over who has access
Predicting life expectancy remains in the realm of science fiction, but it may soon be possible. Are we prepared for such information? And who else would benefit from this knowledge?
A proposed bill would force tech companies to tell users how much their data is worth. But how can a single number capture data's power to predict your actions or sway your decisions?
New research reveals that many 19- to 24-year-olds are highly concerned about how organisations collect and use their data. This could be the beginning of a significant push back.
South African consumers aren't confident that organisations always use their information lawfully and for agreed purposes.
States like California have been at the forefront of privacy innovation in recent decades. A possible federal law could bring their experimentation to a halt, harming consumers.
George Orwell's dystopian classic can tell us a lot about contemporary politics and power, from Donald Trump to Facebook.
While shifting cyber safety education beyond privacy is a step in the right direction, teachers already have to contend with an overcrowded curriculum.
Blockchain technologies can support users in controlling access to their data through smart contracts that both empower and protect users.
How data is changing the shape of our personal 'bubble' – in pictures.
A new scam tricks families based overseas into paying a ransom for Chinese students in Australia who have supposedly been kidnapped.