The current review of the Federal Privacy Act could be the beginning of a process to obtain fairer privacy practices for consumers. But any reforms from this review will be a long time coming.
The Internet of Things will transform industry, agriculture, and our cities. But we need to consider carefully the risks as well as the rewards.
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.
While the government's COVIDSafe Bill has made significant improvements in the last two weeks, substantial concerns remain, according to UNSW experts.
UNSW experts discuss the improvements and remaining deficiencies of the Bill and why the “Google knows everything about you anyway” argument is insufficient.
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.
The contract tracing scheme will need to be amended to win the trust of those currently undecided, say UNSW experts.
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.
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.