Data Collection

Web Surveillance – Where To Now?

With recent revelations throughout 2013 focusing on NSA surveillance monitoring and its wide scope across the globe capturing information not only of private citizens but world leaders, key discussions are now required on a range of issues. The focus of surveillance and what it does is one of the important aspects of this debate.  Surveillance […]

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Web Surveillance

It is becoming increasingly possible that individuals will have their web history logged under the disguise of law enforcement purposes.  A couple of weeks ago the Attorney-General Nicola Roxon announced “new plans to review national security legislation to ensure our national security capability can evolve to meet emerging threats, while also delivering the right checks […]

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Internet Tracking Debate

I’m back after the summer break and hoping to bring you some interesting thoughts this year on the current issues of the Internet, starting with Internet tracking. It seems that Internet users are becoming savvier about covering their tracks while online.  It is common place for users to be tracked anonymously as they visit websites.  […]

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Online Privacy is Merely an Illusion

Privacy means different things to different people.  When it comes to modern technologies, this impacts on our privacy.  GPS navigation, smart cards, electronic transport tolls all have some elements which affect our privacy.  In the online environment it is even more complex particularly when it comes to personal information, which is only one aspect of […]

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Online Data Collection and Privacy

  Today, online tracking technologies are so sophisticated that the amount of information they collect could be considered Orwellian.  Numerous amounts of data is collected on an individual’s browsing habits.  This may be combined with other information gathered from public records or social networks sites to build customer profiles.  A great blog article provides more […]

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Internet Companies Increasingly Handing over Data to Law Enforcement Agencies

In a recent post I discussed the issue of privacy and social media and whether privacy was being fractured in the social media space and the Internet in general. Another interesting subject is data collection by Internet Companies such as Google and Twitter.  These Internet companies hold massive amounts of user information and its business […]

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