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Mobile technology

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Mobile apps


Literature review

Criminal justice mobile applications: a literature and scoping review

The focus of this review is on those technologies that support behaviour change among individuals involved in the criminal justice system and, in particular, on those technologies that aim to contribute towards the goal of reducing reoffending.
Briefing paper

Electronic Visit Verification: a guide to intersecting harms and policy consequences

The implementation of Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) systems highlights the risks of uncritical adoption of data-centric technologies in the provision of public services. This policy brief describes the harms that EVV and—technologies like it—create, and the stakes of continued inaction by federal and state governments.
Report

Electronic Visit Verification: the weight of surveillance and the fracturing of care

This report argues that the surveillance of home care workers through a mobile app called Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) erodes the quality of personal care and offloads significant, unacknowledged burdens onto workers and service recipients.
Report

‘Can I just share my story?’

This research report looks into the experiences of technology-facilitated abuse among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in remote and regional locations, with a particular focus on different types of experiences, cultural sensitivities which surround this abuse, and how women can best be supported.
Report

Children and technology-facilitated abuse in domestic and family violence situations

This research explores the role technology plays in children's exposure to family and domestic violence. It shows the impacts of technology-facilitated abuse and highlights the range of strategies used for protection and intervention.
Report

Technology-facilitated gender-based violence: an overview

This paper serves as an introduction to technology-facilitated gender-based violence (TFGBV) and many of the concepts that will serve as the basis for a new research project. Relying on the research done to date on TFGBV, this paper reviews some of the more common forms...
Report

Remote Indigenous communications review

This report was commissioned by ACCAN in June 2020 to undertake a review of programs to support telecommunications and internet access in remote Indigenous communities, and any gaps or outstanding needs identified by community stakeholders.
Report

Mobile dating applications and sexual and violent offending

In the last few years, a number of high-profile cases of sexual and violent offending have been committed after the offender and victim met through a mobile dating application. The research outlines in this report suggest that dating app users are at greater risk of...
Report

NHS Test and Trace: the journey so far

NHS Test and Trace (NHSTT) is England’s COVID-19 contact tracing programme. This report outlines how the programme works and analyses the key stages in the development of testing and contact tracing in England. Following this, it highlights some of the ongoing challenges faced by NHSTT...
Policy report

TikTok and WeChat: curating and controlling global information flows

While most major international social media networks remain banned from the Chinese market in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Chinese social media companies are expanding overseas and building up large global audiences. Some of those networks—including WeChat and TikTok—pose challenges, including to freedom of...
Discussion paper

Digital platform services inquiry – March 2021 report on app marketplaces: issues paper

The ACCC is releasing this issues paper to invite industry participants and other interested parties to provide views and information on the operation of app marketplaces. This issues paper is accompanied by two fact sheets containing key issues and questions for consumers and app developers.
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

Data trust and data privacy in the COVID-19 period

In this paper, the authors focus on data trust and data privacy, and how attitudes may be changing during the COVID-19 period. They also look at the implications of these changes for the take-up and effectiveness of the COVIDSafe App.
Report

Digital wallets: impact, implications and issues

This report covers findings from Stage 3 of a co-funded Swinburne University/460degrees research project into the social and psychological enablers and barriers to digital wallet usage which ran from August 2019 to April 2020. Findings suggest a tension between convenience and concern that affects perceptions...
Journal article

Stemming the flow: how much can the Australian smartphone app help to control COVID-19?

The objective of this paper is to assess the potential contribution of the Australian government’s mobile smartphone tracing app (COVIDSafe) to the sustained control of COVID-19, by the development and analysis of a system dynamics model.
Working paper

Digital contact tracing for COVID-19: a primer for policymakers

In this working paper, Australasian researchers use a simple graphical model of infection transmissions to illustrate why COVID-19 is particularly challenging to manage with traditional manual contact tracing.
Briefing paper

What motivates people to download and continue to use the COVIDSafe app?

This rapid research brief responds to the question: what motivates people to download and continue to use the COVIDSafe app?
Report

Data is dangerous: comparing the risks that the United States, Canada and Germany see in data troves

From posting photos and videos, to tracking physical activity, apps can do almost anything, but while they may seem like harmless fun, they may also pose a threat to personal data and national security. This paper compares the different responses of the United States, Canada...
Report

Use of mobile phones to buy and sell illicit drugs

This study explores how police detainees in Australia use mobile phones within the illicit drug market.
Report

Safety, risk and wellbeing on dating apps: final report

This project responds to the need to provide more detailed, first-hand accounts to better understand the way health, wellbeing and safety are experienced through dating apps. The report outlines key findings of a two-year ARC Linkage partnership between Swinburne University of Technology, ACON Health, Family...