For decades experts have puzzled over why most people claim to have privacy concerns, but few actually do enough about it.
The US is also ‘looking at’ banning the Chinese social media app.
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The Australian National University is turning to digital proctoring to replace the role of a walking invigilator. But who watches the proctor, what are the risks, and what data will be collected?
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Cellphone data can show who coronavirus patients interacted with, which can help isolate infected people before they feel ill. But how digital contact tracing is implemented matters.
Surveillance software that identifies people from CCTV is eroding human rights and democracy.
South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa claims the country’s security agencies hacked his emails.
It would be no surprise if Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s claims of the state spying on him turn out to be true. After all, state spy agencies have been abused before in ANC factional battles.
New technologies make it easier than ever for peeping Toms – and the law isn’t much help to stop them.
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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 ABS has announced that it will retain the names and addresses collected in the 2016 Census.
By linking censuses through time or by combining other information with the census, many more important policy questions can be answered than if we used one dataset alone.
Today many donor-conceived children are adults and the impacts on their sense of identity have become clear, so Victoria is set to open the records of formerly anonymous donors.
In a world first, Victoria plans to retrospectively open the records of formerly anonymous sperm donors to all donor-conceived people. A system of contact vetoes aims to manage the privacy concerns.
Do security cameras work to protect school kids?
The Abbott government has announced 54 schools will receive funding for security guards and CCTV cameras in an attempt to prevent possible terror attacks. But where is the line between protection and privacy invasion?