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Fact sheet

Fact Check: Catholic priest Father Kevin Dillon AM says the rules of confession aren't in the Bible. Is he correct?

Father Kevin Dillon, a Catholic priest, claims the rules of confession were "not written in scripture", and were not so much a teaching of Jesus as they were a practice.
Policy

ACCC/OAIC compliance and enforcement policy for the Consumer Data Right

The purpose of this policy is to help consumers and Consumer Data Right (CDR) participants understand the approach that the ACCC and the OAIC will adopt to encourage compliance with CDR Rules, legislation (including Privacy Safeguards) and Consumer Data Standards. The policy also sets out...
Discussion paper

Government access to vehicle-generated data: discussion paper

This discussion paper examines opportunities that governments and the community may derive from enhanced access to vehicle-generated data. The paper considers the costs, benefits, issues and barriers of access. It identifies three problems that need to be addressed to achieve access to and use of...
Report

What’s in a name? A forward view of anonymity online

Drawing on legal, philosophical and historical evidence and interviews, this paper clearly articulates how online anonymity should be understood. It presents a model through which future settlements on online anonymity can be tested, presented in a way that is useful to both technologists and policymakers.
Report

GPEN sweep 2019 ‘data breach notifications’

The 2019 Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) Sweep considered how organisations in various jurisdictions handle and respond to data breaches.
Report

Review of online targeting: final report and recommendations

Using machine learning, online targeting systems predict what content is most likely to interest people, and influence people to behave in a particular way. This research report shows that people welcome the convenience these systems offer, but express concern when they learn about the systems’...
Article

143941 | Facebook and YouTube just got more transparent. What do we see?

Social media platforms have been notoriously opaque about how they work. But something may have shifted, writes Tarleton Gillespie.
Report

Implementation of the My Health Record system

My Health Record is an online electronic summary of a person’s health information. The Australian government invested $1.15 billion in the development of the system and other digital health infrastructure between 2012 and 2016. The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of...
Report

Surveillance giants: how the business model of Google and Facebook threatens human rights

Google and Facebook help connect the world and provide crucial services to billions. However, this report argues that their surveillance-based business model is inherently incompatible with the right to privacy and poses a threat to a range of other rights, including freedom of opinion and...
Audio interview

Google's obsession with your health

In this interview, Phillip Adams talks to Julia Powles, Associate Professor of Law and Technology at the University of Western Australia, about Google's latest aspirations for entering the global healthcare market.