Regulators are beginning to tackle big tech companies' hidden use of consumer data.
Know your rights and stay on top of evolving terms of service when using social media, says Professor Kathy Bowrey from UNSW Law.
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.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the sheer dominance of Google and Facebook has distorted other businesses' ability to compete on their own merits.
We can only consider the possibility of a universal constitution for the internet when we acknowledge the impact public and private choices have on shaping the web, write Lyria Bennett Moses and David Vaile.