A short Q&A with researchers Tom Dobber and Natali Helberger.
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”.
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
Papers in this special issue Editorial Angela Daly, Queensland University of Technology, Australia Julian Thomas, RMIT University, Australia The passage of Australia’s data retention regime: national security, human rights, and media scrutiny Nicolas Suzor, Queensland University of Technology, Australia Kylie Pappalardo, Queensland University of
This paper provides qualitative analysis of Google’s and Microsoft’s policies and examines case studies to enhance understanding about the privacy role of information intermediaries in self-regulatory arrangements.
Datafication leads to subtle forms of governance; this article explores them by drawing on science and technology studies as well as sociologies of visibility.
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.
Internet governance bodies agree that improving online security is important, but disagree on what a more secure internet would look like.
How has policy reacted to the post-Snowden surveillance discourse in the UK? This paper identifies eight dynamics.