Student lists are commercially available for purchase on the basis of ethnicity, affluence, religion, lifestyle, awkwardness, and even a perceived or predicted need for family planning services. This study seeks to provide an understanding of the commercial marketplace for student data and the interaction with...
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) raises the standard required of researchers handling personal data. For researchers, it is still essential to be aware of and follow the best practices in their field or discipline. In addition, researchers now need to also identify the appropriate legal...
The federal government is pushing ahead with its plans to create an electronic health record for every Australian, but many are concerned about privacy and cybersecurity risks - and one expert recommends opting out.
The central message of this report is that the impact of digital regulation should be viewed through the prism of human rights law. Government attempts to control the digital world pose an inevitable tension between two fundamental human rights - fair access to the internet...
Social media platforms have been notoriously opaque about how they work. But something may have shifted, writes Tarleton Gillespie.
This resource argues that due to the incompatibility of current technologies and legislation, Australian law enforcement and intelligence agencies may need to operate in a grey area which lacks legislative direction. Regardless of their professionalism, this introduces risks for information security and human rights.
This report employs social science methods in the field to understand the role that technology and connectivity play in refugees’ lives, and addresses key information gaps for international organisations, NGOs, governments, academic researchers and technologists.
This report argues that with internet service becoming ever more central to modern social, political and economic life, access to functional and affordable broadband, like access to running water and electricity, must be available to all.
Chances are you or your partner, kids or friends have a Facebook account. So how safe is your information, following the recent revelations about Cambridge Analytica?
"There needs to be a complete rethink of the way we allow political parties to operate," says the Chair of Digital Rights Watch, Tim Norton.
The federal government's plans to store our biometric data are currently going through parliament. The data could reveal more than we'd like to those who seek to access the information.
This article considers how copyright law applied in the analogue era to regulate the production and dissemination of geographic information, the effects of new technologies and digitisation on how law applies to geospatial data and associated products and systems, and whether either a database right...
The ACCC encourages submissions responding to this issues paper from market participants, including media content creators/journalists, media outlets, digital platforms, advertisers, consumers, small businesses and industry associations.
This paper provides a broad overview of the nature of data linkage, highlights possible uses in the VET sector and reviews key challenges data linkage presents as a research methodology. Using the insights gained from past data linkage projects and taking into account the privacy...
This guide aims to assist you in developing and implementing an effective data breach response. It outlines the requirements relating to data breaches in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act), including personal information security requirements and the mandatory data breach reporting obligations of the...
The Australian government has released this response to the independent review, agreeing without qualification to thirteen recommendations and agreeing in-principle to the remaining recommendation. The response also acknowledges the excellent work of Professor Peter Shergold and the review panel.
Privacy and security are both areas of major importance to civil society, so we must ask when does national security surveillance go too far and erode our civil liberties?
This report is the product of a unique joint review of the Search and Surveillance Act 2012 (the Act) conducted by the Law Commission and the Ministry of Justice.
This paper reveals findings from the research project around understanding and rethinking what ‘privacy’ means to individuals and IoT designers/developers in the realm of increasing digital connectivity.