Facebook will pay a record $US5 billion ($A7.2 billion) fine to resolve a government probe into its privacy practices and will boost safeguards on user data, the US Federal Trade Commission and the social media company say.
From Facebook on our phones to CCTV in our public places, a booming culture of constant surveillance is threatening our freedom, argues Adelaide writer Stephen Orr. Why, then, do so few of us care?
The Federal Government’s latest attempt to expand surveillance of citizens is out of proportion to the threat facing Australians, writes Morry Bailes.
The Federal Government must strengthen protections in its rollout of digital health records to protect vulnerable people, including children, writes Law Council president Morry Bailes.