We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new phase with you.
Tamsin Creed, Publisher
There are eight things the Turnbull government could do right now to fix the My Health Record debacle.
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has distanced itself from the government's My Health Record roll-out, as the agency responsible for the scheme deals with accusations of defamation.
A new report suggests that the vast majority of Australians don't want to sign away their data, but feel helpless to protect it.
Privacy laws aren’t being enforced, and there’s a tiny budget to do the job.
Why on earth do they need so much information about you?
Your movements often reveal your buying habits. Which is why companies follow you around and use that information to try to sell you stuff.
Location-based advertising companies lurk in the background, collecting data about us from wherever (and whomever) they can get it.
What does that fine print really mean? We dig into the big companies' privacy policies to find out.