Privacy

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Discussion paper

Privacy Act review: issues paper

The digital economy has brought with it immense benefits including new, faster and better products and services. As Australians spend more of their time online, and new technologies emerge, more personal information about individuals is being captured and processed, raising questions as to whether Australian...
Survey

Australian Community Attitudes to Privacy Survey 2020

This survey provides longitudinal information on the attitudes Australians hold regarding key privacy issues, their experiences and perspectives towards misuse of personal data, as well as actions taken to protect their privacy.
Fact sheet

Automated decision-making, digital government and preserving information access rights – for agencies

This fact sheet provides guidance to agencies on the release of information in relation to the use of automated decision-making systems.
Report

Examination into the use of apps and web‐based learning tools in Victorian government primary schools

This examination involved collecting information from the Department of Education (DET) and four government primary schools to understand how digital learning tools are being used from Prep to Year 6. Schools are obliged to consider privacy when selecting digital learning tools. However, this report finds...
Report

The Internet of Bodies is here: tackling new challenges of technology governance

This paper looks at the broader ecosystem of connected technologies that is coming together to create the 'Internet of Bodies' (IoB). As with any area of emerging technology, the IoB is evolving rapidly and its future is unknown.
Article

Good design leads to great digitisation for regulators

Technology is a vital ally for regulators. It can improve the user experience for citizens, reduce costs by automating processes, improve compliance by streamlining routine tasks, and allow access to services around the clock. But it can also be expensive if not executed well.
Guide

Guide to securing personal information

This guide provides guidance on the reasonable steps entities are required to take to protect the personal information they hold from misuse, interference, loss, and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
Briefing paper

Facial recognition technology: snapshot paper

This paper distinguishes between proven fact and speculation, and illustrates how facial recognition technology (FRT) can have markedly different implications for society depending on the type of system and the reasons for its use.
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.