data privacy

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Differences in US privacy legislation present a challenge for the rest of the world, UNSW Law's David Vaile told a forum on global data protection.

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Following a privacy policy change in 2016, Google has collected users' data from third-party websites and apps. The ACCC argues users were misled into signing away their privacy.

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While the government's COVIDSafe Bill has made significant improvements in the last two weeks, substantial concerns remain, according to UNSW experts.

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UNSW experts discuss the improvements and remaining deficiencies of the Bill and why the “Google knows everything about you anyway” argument is insufficient.

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The lack of information on the contact-tracing app raises questions about its potential for success and future repurposing, says data surveillance and privacy expert.

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The contract tracing scheme will need to be amended to win the trust of those currently undecided, say UNSW experts.

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The ACCC's inquiry was launched to address concerns about the market power of major digital platforms, such as Google and Facebook, and their impact on Australia's businesses and media.

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An entire industry exists to trade on your personal data - everything from your shopping habits to your political views and medical conditions. The results can genuinely harm consumers.

Amazon's Alexa

We should think carefully before bringing smart speakers into our homes, says David Vaile, Stream Lead for Data Protection and Surveillance, Allens Hub for Technology, Law & Innovation at UNSW Law.