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  1. 26 May 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    The power of Indigenous data

    Data is crucial to Closing the Gap but the best data needs to be community-driven and owned, says University of Melbourne expert at the Indigenous Data Network

  2. 18 February 2021 - Legal Affairs

    Australia vs Facebook: Regulating the market of attention

    University of Melbourne experts say that Facebook’s move to block Australian users and publishers from viewing news all comes back to advertising revenue.

  3. 9 February 2021 - Legal Affairs

    Mapping wage theft with data science

    Wage theft is common and hard to detect but University of Melbourne experts are developing predictive software and an information portal to help tackle it

  4. 15 September 2020 - Engineering & Technology

    Data isn’t neutral and neither are decision algorithms

    The UK's attempt to use algorithms to estimate school scores is a reminder of the need to keep humans in automated decisions say University of Melbourne experts

  5. 26 June 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Deeper data needed to understand scale of abuse faced by people with disability

    The true scale of violence against people with disability is obscure because data is too fragmented; new University of Melbourne research aims to change that.

  6. 17 February 2020 - Engineering & Technology

    AI: It’s time for the law to respond

    The law may always be behind technology, but a University of Melbourne expert argues that the sweeping influence of artificial intelligence needs more response.

  7. 19 August 2019 - Engineering & Technology

    Why that Instagram post may cost you more than you think

    We need greater transparency around how our social media data will be used by banks, and how to challenge their decisions say University of Melbourne experts.

  8. 15 August 2019 - Engineering & Technology

    Two data points enough to spot you in open transport records

    University of Melbourne researchers have re-identified themselves and others in supposedly anonymous Myki datasets - highlighting a risk to privacy and safety.

  9. 11 February 2019 - Engineering & Technology

    Is it really a myth that our data isn’t safe?

    A University of Melbourne expert argues that new Australian encryption legislation aimed exposing serious criminals might undermine our data security too.

  10. 13 January 2019 - Engineering & Technology

    Crowdsourcing the problem of low back pain

    University of Melbourne research finds that crowdsourcing information from people who suffer low back pain can provide other sufferers with much-needed support.