Going online often involves surrendering some privacy, and many people are becoming resigned to the fact that their data will be collected and used without their explicit consent.
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.
If female athletes have to answer menstruation-related questions in order to play team sports, that could be a form of sex-based discrimination.
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When schools ask student-athletes about their menstrual cycles, they may be infringing on anti-discrimination and privacy laws.
ChatGPT is fuelled by our intimate online histories. It’s trained on 300 billion words, yet users have no way of knowing which of their data it contains.
The terms of the Australian Privacy Principle 3.6 are quite clear. So why is there not a single published case of this law being enforced?
The U.S. could soon catch up to the European Union in protecting people’s data privacy.
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Data collection is big business in the US, but a bipartisan data privacy bill rapidly moving through Congress promises to affect the information websites, social media platforms and all other businesses collect.
Private companies and public authorities are beginning to implement facial recognition technology, even without rules to govern what they can do.
Who’s allowed to watch what you do and say?
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The Supreme Court has found protections for people’s privacy in several constitutional amendments – and used it as a basis for some pretty fundamental protections.
Australia’s consumer advocacy group Choice identified three Australian retailers who use facial recognition to identify consumers. What are the privacy concerns?
DNA is a trove of personal information that can be hard to keep track of and protect.
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Both Macron and Madonna have expressed concerns about genetic privacy. As DNA collection and sequencing becomes increasingly commonplace, what may seem paranoid may instead be prescient.
It takes the biscuit.
The laws about cookies are fairly clear in EU and UK, but many big companies are breaking them anyway.
How the UK Court of Appeal reached its decision.
A proposed online privacy code would give consumers more control over how tech companies collect and use their data
A UK court recently ruled that a man’s smart doorbell invaded his neighbour’s privacy, and he now faces being required to pay damages. But this kind of situation is avoidable.
With proof of vaccination likely to become mandatory for travel – and possibly other activities – a careful balancing of individual and collective rights will be essential.
Mobile apps on smartphones are threats to digital privacy
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Parties who design the technologies and platforms on which mobile apps are built and marketed must be brought within the legal accountability framework to close the privacy loop.
A media law expert explains why the Sun was right to report on Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s personal life.
Police see some difficult scenes; body cameras can record those and make them public.
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Police body cameras have the potential to make private details about people’s lives, including some of the most stressful experiences of their lives, public and easily accessible online
Demonstrators shine their cellphones during a protest in St. Louis in 2020.
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A privacy expert says citizens will need to exercise their right to public protest if they want to preserve their privacy.
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.
Doctors can share your medical information, with your permission.
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A health law expert explains what the regulation does and doesn’t protect.