Mobile and health devices are being used by women to collect sensitive information. This edition of the Health Report explores the industry health claims and questions about data security and privacy.
If the next government is serious about protecting Australian businesses and families, here are seven concrete actions it should take immediately upon taking office, suggests Damien Manuel.
This article identifies the apps that are most frequently used in 148 Australian primary schools and categorises them by their stated treatment of identifiable information.
Often cited as the "4th Industrial Revolution" big data has the potential to transform health and healthcare by drawing medical conclusions from new and exciting sources such as electronic health records, genomic databases, and even credit card activity. In this podcast you will hear from...
This briefing looks at the cyber threats associated with consumer devices and their causes, as well as initiatives to improve device security, and the related challenges.
This pape argues that while public trust in government generally has been falling, trust in governments to manage personal information has remained steady and strong, in comparison to other organisations.
In August and September 2018, the Ministry of Justice sought feedback on a draft version of information sharing guidance for the family violence sector. The guidance document sought to clarify the rules around information sharing that were introduced under the Family Violence Act 2018. This...
This report argues that, as the Canadian economy becomes more data driven, the country needs a national data strategy that encourages innovation, provides security and privacy, prioritises transparency and oversight, and transcends jurisdictional barriers.
Ninety per cent of the world’s data was created in the last two years, and over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are produced every day.
Whole companies are built around principle of relentlessly collecting as much data about internet users as possible, and monetising...
This study examined disruptive digital technologies, investigating their potential for reshaping housing markets and reconfiguring housing policy. It provides housing policy makers and practitioners with a nuanced understanding of how technology is already restructuring housing markets and affecting housing assistance programs, as well as insights...
This research sought to examine the factors influencing public acceptance of government surveillance in Australia.
This guide is designed to support public library staff across the United Kingdom to develop and enhance how libraries approach the topic of privacy and play a leading role in advancing the privacy of library users.
This special report looks at the use of digital surveillance and monitoring in Australian workplaces. 70% of respondents said their employers use at least one form of digital surveillance or monitoring, including cameras, GPS tracking, monitoring internet or social media activity or counting keystrokes, to...
This report outlines the Privacy Commissioner's work this year and its context, including the Privacy Bill, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and Australia's mandatory data breach reporting.
Galexia is undertaking a Second Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) on the proposal to establish the Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF). The purpose of this PIA is to assist in identifying and managing privacy issues that are raised by the...
Governments around the world are tightening control over citizens’ data and using claims of “fake news” to suppress dissent and erode trust in the internet, as well as the foundations of democracy, according to this report.
This research reviews different emerging digital and disruptive technologies in relation to housing. One key conclusion is that the sharing or ‘gig’ economy, with the likes of Airbnb, is already disrupting the housing sector.
Health data which is routinely collected during the course of patient care, is a valuable resource to the advancement of research and can be an effective and efficient alternative to performing large-scale and costly clinical studies. Together with the growing capabilities of...
Another major government digitisation scheme - digital identity - is set to cause controversy and risk further disempowering Australians in the absence of clearer policy and legislative controls.
The My Health Record (MHR) system is an online folder of summary documents relating to a healthcare recipient's health that can be controlled by the individual. MHR can be used to record information such as allergies, blood test results or medical conditions a person has...