The police officer who illegally accessed the database to leak the address of a domestic violence victim to a friend has been found guilty by the court. However, the story does not stop there.
After Dino secretly recorded one of Mel’s conversations, the matter is now a legal one. But, how illegal is it?
In Queensland, lawmakers are refusing citizens the right to access the personal data they hold on. This should bristle, considering the number of police officers misusing their databases.
One of WA’s premier police officers will spend the next six months in prison after being found guilty of misusing the power he was trusted with.
According to one recent study, the average Australian has no problem with the government increasing their surveillance powers over them. But, consider the findings with a heavy asterisk.
In Europe, citizens have the right to remove themselves from Google. In Australia, our lawmakers don’t respect our privacy all that much.
As the culture of total war continues, the protections that journalists require become more pressing. We have a right to see what they uncover.
Over in the US, one airline is using facial recognition software to reduce the time we spend in line. But is the potential public surveillance risk worth it?
As part of Dutton’s new laws, if your device is confiscated at the airport, the ABF can now hold it without the need for a warrant for 14 days.
With the government’s anti-encryption laws now beyond public scrutiny, here’s what is on the table, and what we can expect.
The surveillance state grows ever larger, as the power to intercept our phone calls is now being debated. It is expected to pass with bi-partisan support.
With the federal government set to allow law agencies yet more access to our personal data, it seems the average Australian needs to lean on a third party to keep them in line.
While the My Health Record may be dismissed as problematic, it actually represents a further erosion of our civil rights by the government in power.
The cryptocurrency hack is a reality of the modern age. Despite this, there’s a lot we still don’t know. Consider this the answer to any questions you may have.
We need to recognise that the human rights abuses of asylum seekers is our nation’s awful legacy, and Julian Burnside knows who is to blame.
Facial recognition software was rolled out to offer the Champions League final. The only problem was that all the people the tech as criminals, weren’t.
Sadly, revenge porn is a reality in the modern age. However, how do we protect ourselves from it, and what laws exist to punish those who participate in it?
As part of the government’s ‘My Health Record’ scheme, your medical records will be made available to third parties. Despite promises of heavy protection, you can opt out.
With the infamous Golden State Killer finally caught, it was mostly thanks to a freely available genealogy library, much the same as your bored aunt uses to fill in the family history.
For many of us, the issue of digital privacy is a vexing one. We’re not entirely sure about how much we still have, so we’re unsure how hard we should fight to maintain it.
Facebook claims that their much-maligned default facial recognition can be switched off, however, the timing of the announcement is suspicious.
China has developed glasses technology that allows the wearer to cross-check faces with government databases. Truth is, we’re not that far off implementing it here.