It's time for a new discussion about the rules around privacy and politics in Australia, writes David Vaile, with the privacy interests of individuals front and centre.
UNSW research shows that Australia is collecting more telecommunications metadata per capita than comparable nations, putting national security interests ahead of privacy concerns.
Metadata regulation is needed, but the legislation before the Australian Parliament contains major flaw, writes George Williams.
Wearable consumer devices used to monitor health and fitness could become important sources of information for medical practitioners and insurance providers.
A gaping hole lies in Australian law - there is no tort, or cause of action, enabling a person to sue for infringements of their privacy, writes George Williams.
Posting information about our children on social media raises serious questions about their privacy now and in the future, writes Myra Hamilton.
Princess Kate's sudden centrefold status is unfortunate and ethically appalling. But if the royal minders really think it unexpected or unthinkable, perhaps they're the ones inhabiting a fairytale fiction, argues Emma Jane.