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Think your data is anonymous? Ha.

Think your data is anonymous? Ha.

Your digital breadcrumbs are very easy to trace, with even moderately skilled hackers (or companies, or governments) easily able to figure out where you live and track your movements in real time.

Privacy con? Big Brother is now watching your credit card

Privacy con? Big Brother is now watching your credit card

They've been sold as 'enhancing' our privacy, but these changes are anything but. There's a new system for how personal credit files work and you could be the loser.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

News Corp's Carsguide in trouble? ... ruling in parliamentary gym dispute ... Canberra media movements ...

Private, keep out: how to safeguard your personal information

Private, keep out: how to safeguard your personal information

New laws are being celebrated as a win for privacy, but are they all they're cracked up to be? Crikey found it a monumental challenge to raid the supposedly open database.

Settlement in Molly Lord case: Seven, WIN, <em>Mercury</em> say sorry

Settlement in Molly Lord case: Seven, WIN, Mercury say sorry

The family of Molly Lord has won a confidential settlement with broadcasters and The Illawarra Mercury in a landmark privacy dispute. Freelance journalist Amanda Meade reports from Sydney.

A family in distress on the TV news, and a missing law

A family in distress on the TV news, and a missing law

When Molly Lord died at home, media outlets showed images of her dead body and grieving mother. Communications law expert Mark Briedis argues it shows the laws defending privacy are inadequate.

LinkedIn pulls a Facebook-like swifty on ‘social advertising’

LinkedIn pulls a Facebook-like swifty on ‘social advertising’

LinkedIn likes to portray itself as the professional social network, but it seems they're perfectly happy to treat their professional users as fodder for advertisers without asking.

Why the campaign against anonymity is an attack on free speech

Why the campaign against anonymity is an attack on free speech

There's a growing campaign against online anonymity from governments, corporations and even the media. It's dangerous.

Privacy Eye: the challenge for the media

Privacy Eye: the challenge for the media

Media bosses assure us blatant disregard for the law is not part of the local scene but a broad-based inquiry into the media is in the offing, writes Peter Timmins, a lawyer and blogger.

Privacy Eye: only the rich and powerful to benefit?

Privacy Eye: only the rich and powerful to benefit?

The complex debate on whether we need legal recognition of privacy rights has been artificially narrowed by News of the World frenzy, writes Luke Williams.