privacy

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Beware of malicious files called Trojans that could give hackers access to your computer webcam without your knowledge.

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State police have accessed QR code check-in data on at least six occasions, for investigations unrelated to the pandemic.

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People have plenty of legitimate reasons to use encrypted communications platforms such as WhatsApp or Signal for their own security and privacy.

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New online safety laws will allow 'harmful' sexual content to be taken down within 24 hours.

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People may consent to the use of their personal data, without being sufficiently aware or informed of the nature and extent of potential implications.

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Australian governments need to demonstrate that any proposed contact tracing app is necessary, proportionate and voluntary with appropriate legal guarantees, says UNSW professor of law and information systems.

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The government is working on an app to track our contacts but, first, it will need to pick up its privacy act.

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With Australia’s facial verification bill currently in draft, UNSW Senior Lecturer Dr Carmen Leong addresses how mass surveillance technology could impact the economy.

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A report by UNSW Law academics Michael Grewcock and Vicki Sentas says the law does not give police clear guidance on conducting strip searches.

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Algorithmic guardians could be programmed to manage our digital interactions with social platforms and apps according to our personal preferences.

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