Category Archives: Private Investigations

The ACCC is suing Google over tracking users. Here’s why it matters

shutterstock. Katharine Kemp, UNSW The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) today announced it is suing Google for misleading consumers about its collection and use of personal location data. The case is the consumer watchdog’s first move against a major … Continue reading

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Rethink inheritances. These days they no longer help the young, they go to the already middle-aged

Rethink inheritances. These days they no longer help the young, they go to the already middle-aged   Most inheritances go to middle-aged Australians who don’t need help. Shutterstock   Owain Emslie, Grattan Institute and Danielle Wood, Grattan Institute Inheritances can … Continue reading

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Turning local libraries, pools and playgroups into sites of surveillance – ParentsNext goes too far

Turning local libraries, pools and playgroups into sites of surveillance – ParentsNext goes too far     Tomsickova Tatyana/Shutterstock Rebecca Williamson, Australian National University Sydney Morning Herald reporter Jacqueline Maley evoked the spectre of the Orwellian surveillance state recently when … Continue reading

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Teenagers need our support, not criticism, as they navigate life online

Teenagers need our support, not criticism, as they navigate life online   Life online is still life, but with extra challenges. from www.shutterstock.com   Joanne Orlando, Western Sydney University Imagine you’re a 14-year-old girl on the train on your way … Continue reading

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Is China’s social credit system coming to Australia?

Is China’s social credit system coming to Australia? Peter Rogers, Macquarie University Privacy was not a hot topic in the recent Australian election, but it should have been. This is because the City of Darwin is adapting elements of the … Continue reading

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