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The importance of personal data for the digital economy accentuates a problematic information asymmetry between consumers and the data-driven market players. An increased consumer protection would have to deal with the lack of transparency of this black-box setup and a flawed use of consent as regulatory model. The consumer protection needs to be

The rapid development of the Internet of Things - or IoT - affects the protection of privacy in profound ways. Eduardo Magrani argues in favour of a shift from privacy protection to the idea a “right to non-tracking”.

The passage of Australia’s data retention regime: national security, human rights, and media scrutiny


Nicolas Suzor, Queensland University of Technology
Kylie Pappalardo, Queensland University of Technology
Natalie McIntosh, Queensland University of Technology
PUBLISHED ON: 14 Mar 2017 DOI: 10.14763/2017.1.454

This paper is part of ' Australian internet policy ’, a Special issue of Internet Policy Review. Part I: The Data Retention Act In April 2015, the Australian government passed the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Act , which requires Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and telecommunications providers to store

Beyond “Points of Control”: logics of digital governmentality


Romain Badouard, Université de Cergy-Pontoise
Clément Mabi, Université de Technologie de Compiègne
Guillaume Sire, Université Paris II (Panthéon-Assas)
PUBLISHED ON: 30 Sep 2016 DOI: 10.14763/2016.3.433

This paper demonstrates the benefit of using the concept of governmentality to understand how online behaviours are directed, constrained and framed through the management of technical resources that enact logics of power and control.

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