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?
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.
Governments are purposefully using laws that lack clarity, or ignore laws completely, to carry out illegal surveillance of their citizens.
Canada’s proposed internet regulation measures focus almost exclusively on speech.
Canada needs to overhaul its approach to addressing online harms if it wants to remain a human rights leader and champion of internet freedom.
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.
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.
The voices of recreational cannabis users are curiously missing from the official debate about legalisation.
Surveillance tools such as these are perfectly legal in Australia, despite privacy concerns. But safeguards should still be put into place.
With face masks now compulsory or recommended in various parts of the country, how are facial recognition systems functioning?
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There are questions being raised about the legality of scanning, storing and sharing facial images. The law currently doesn’t prohibit even highly intrusive levels of surveillance by private entities.
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South Africa is taking seriously concerns about the risks that monitoring can pose for human rights. But there are still loopholes.
Andrew Hastie said the broad objectives of the identity-matching system were sound, but key changes were needed to ensure privacy and transparency.
Human rights groups say the bill is an attempt to introduce mass surveillance to Australia and an egregious breach of individual privacy.
Is privacy what you can’t see, or where you don’t look?
Privacy starts with the body and extends to digital data. There are few rules governing what companies can do – yet people can’t effectively protect their own privacy.
Surveillance software that identifies people from CCTV is eroding human rights and democracy.
The Northern Territory government is expanding the CCTV surveillance network.
Darwin is one of the aspiring ‘smart cities’ that is adopting Chinese technology that can identify and track individuals. Add changes in Australian law, and we have the makings of a surveillance state.
Companies and governments have massive amounts of data about many people.
Consumers want better protection for their data, and businesses want clear national laws. Yet there is virtually no consensus about what a broad privacy law should entail.
Teachers can record and photograph student behaviour and display student standings to the entire class.
ClassDojo, the popular classroom behaviour management and communication system, is said to facilitate community and message-sharing. But who is asking how children are impacted?
Smart planning of cities needs to include addressing citizens’ privacy concerns.
Smart city planning raises concerns with citizens regarding privacy and the use of their data.
If you feel like you’re being watched, it could be your smartphone spying on you.
Experts describe their research into how smartphones collect and share private personal information with tracking companies and advertisers.
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Websites are trying to get around GDPR rules on giving you control over your data.