Who should own research data?
Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the rise of personal sensors, a University of Melbourne expert asks whether data should belong to participants
Data security in the spotlight
The Notifiable Data Breaches scheme will help keep our data safer, say University of Melbourne legal experts, but it could go further, like schemes overseas do.
Sensors and big data are showing how our minds work
Big Data and sensing tech is revolutionising psychology; University of Melbourne researchers are applying it to probe our minds from memories to mental illness
The simple process of re-identifying patients in public health records
In 2016, doctors’ identities were decrypted in Australian medical records. Now, a University of Melbourne team finds patients’ records can also be re-identified
How small details can create a big problem
A University of Melbourne cyber-security analysis of a British government agency found system flaws, stressing the need for adequate information protection.
Crunching the numbers for the common good
Big data can provide insights and information about the future; a University of Melbourne expert explains how big data can inform Australia's future.
Genes, numbers and the holy grail of cancer prevention
University of Melbourne researchers are leading a new effort to use genomics and personalised medicine against some of the most lethal cancers
How death by numbers promotes global health
University of Melbourne population health expert, Alan Lopez, has received Bloomberg funding to help developing countries improve their cause of death data.
Kaggle founder talks Big Data
Big Data is revolutionising how we live and work. This episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast discusses the opportunities and challenges.
Is digital connectivity threatening your privacy?
Changes to online behaviour and the law are needed to ensure we reap the benefits of technological innovation without threatening our privacy.