Changing to the European Union standard would add significant penalties for companies and protections for consumers, says a UNSW expert in the future of law.
There’s little transparency surrounding how insurance firms collect, analyse and use our personal data when they establish insurance costs.
Consumers should have more control over how online marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon collect and use their data, according to a new ACCC report.
A proposed online privacy code would give consumers more control over how tech companies collect and use their data.
There is no major online marketplace operating in Australia that sets a commendable standard for respecting consumers’ data privacy. Letting customers opt out of data tracking would be a good start.
People have plenty of legitimate reasons to use encrypted communications platforms such as WhatsApp or Signal for their own security and privacy.
Five years ago, Facebook gave away personal data of more than 300,000 Australians. They're about to have their day in court.
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.