Reporters used to 'doorstep' victims of tragedy and their families. Now they are doing it online and it's just as distressing.
In the 10 years since Google Street View launched, the platform has provided ample fodder for artists, who have used it to comment on surveillance, poverty and gentrification.
The Trump administration has decided to challenge the rules of protection of personal data imposed by the previous administration on ISPs.
The government's proposed drug test trial shows how data profiling and surveillance targets the poor.
To ease the stress of commuting, don't ditch the bus – just make it smarter.
The Productivity Commission’s report on data availability and use is disappointing for consumers, who won't be able to stop firms collecting their data or challenge automated decisions made using it.
A surprise intrusion by a drone on a Darwin woman skinny-dipping in her secluded backyard pool highlights the many weaknesses of current privacy and stalking laws.
The poet's letters to her former therapist will be published later this year. How far is this an invasion of her privacy?
Where people get advice about online safety may affect how safe they are.
When we think about Google and health, we usually think about patients searching online for health information. But you may be surprised to hear that doctors Google you.
They have some big ideas.
New standards and regulations are beginning to govern how companies protect customers' data. Companies ignore this vital issue at their peril, both financially and legally.
The Tor Project is upgrading its protections for internet users' privacy and anonymity. A scholar and volunteer member of the nonprofit effort explains what's changing and why.
Privacy laws in Australia need to be reformed, and fast, to stop governments bullying people through publication of personal information.
After more than 20 years and millions of cameras, UK's first attempt to regulate CCTV cameras may be too little too late.
Letting patients have access to their electronic health records may be a benefit for some. For others, it could create a living hell.
As searches of smartphones and other digital devices at US borders become more common, can research and computer science help protect travelers' privacy?
On Q&A, panellist Faustina Agolley questioned whether there were laws protecting against revenge porn in Australia. As it turns out, it all depends on where you live.
Following reports of travellers to the US being forced to unlock their phones for border officials, here are some steps you can take to prevent your personal data from being exposed.
From today, more people conceived with donor sperm or eggs in Victoria will have the legal right to know details about their donor – even if the donation was made anonymously.