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.
What a second flaw in Switzerland’s sVote means for NSW’s iVote
A team including a University of Melbourne expert finds a second flaw in the verification process of the SwissVote system that could exist in NSW's iVote.
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.
Data privacy and power
Amid the fallout over harvested Facebook data, University of Melbourne experts argue that we need more control over our data and less of it being collected.
What kind of rear window into encryption do the Five Eyes want?
As the government plans to force tech firms to decrypt messages to help "thwart" terrorism, University of Melbourne experts say it could make us more vulnerable
Crime and privacy in open data
Testing the strength of methods used for protecting privacy in open data is critical, and criminalising it will only endanger privacy.
Understanding the maths is crucial for protecting privacy
Researchers have decrypted the service provider ID numbers in a 10% sample of the Medicare Benefits Schedule, raising serious implications around privacy.