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  1. 9 April 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  2. 8 April 2018 - Legal Affairs

    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.

  3. 19 February 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  4. 18 December 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    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

  5. 13 December 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    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.

  6. 19 October 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    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.

  7. 18 September 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  8. 17 July 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  9. Podcast29 June 2017 - The Policy Shop

    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.

  10. 14 March 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    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.