Medibank’s hack tells us privacy laws need to change
Medibank’s data breach exposes how Australia’s most vulnerable have the most to lose when private information is made public say University of Melbourne experts
How big data is unlocking insights into psychology
The personal data we are now all generating is allowing researchers to take psychology out of the lab and into the field, says University of Melbourne expert
Lawyers must adapt to the age of digitalisation
Facial recognition technology highlights the need for lawyers to be trained in the legal risks of emerging technologies say University of Melbourne experts.
Is sentience really the debate to have?
Debate over the alleged sentience of LaMDA continues, but University of Melbourne experts say there are bigger questions about AI’s overall lack of transparency
The AI pretenders
As artificial intelligence advances, University of Melbourne experts ask whether we should be concerned about robots and virtual bots pretending to be human.
Surveillance: What is it good for?
Online monitoring raises serious issues but applying ethics and rights can help make it fair and accountable, say University of Melbourne experts.
Data protection is a mental health issue for young people
Australia’s leading use of digital technologies in youth mental health services could help inform our Privacy Act review, say University of Melbourne experts.
TikTok captures your face
University of Melbourne experts say that TikTok's decision to capture unique digital copies of your face and voice is a cybersecurity threat to your identity.
Blocking AI to keep your personal data your own
A new machine learning model from University of Melbourne researchers puts “noise” into personal images to stop AI programmes from exploiting and misusing them.
Privacy and health: The lessons of COVID-19
Australia's COVIDSafe app had wide support but too many were wary. A University of Melbourne-led team have now delved into Australians' attitudes to privacy