Privacy experts are already sounding the alarm on contact tracing apps. Location data, if gathered, can reveal sensitive, private information about peoples' lives.
Unless we are vigilant, some governments and corporations could use the pandemic to extend their power and influence permanently.
In Canada, privacy advocates are urging vigilance, noting that the feds and some provincial governments have not ruled out digital tracking of citizens to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders recently admitted officers used facial recognition technology called Clearview AI, which mines social media for billions of personal photos.
The "Five Eyes" nations, including Canada, are looking to weaken encryption protocols that keep our digital information safe.
As facial recognition becomes more and more common, there are also growing concerns about the gender and racial bias embedded in many systems.
Six months after its proclamation, how is the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) holding up in its intent to reclaim personal privacy as a human right?
The Hum Podcast
Emmy-nominated filmmaker Cynthia Lowen discusses her film "Netizens," the gender dynamics of being on the internet and the efforts to change privacy laws.
Google will be using a new text message standard to create a new messaging service. Problem is, the new standard is not end-to-end encrypted.
Facebook is just the latest and most sophisticated medium to sell our eyes and attention to advertisers. There's a new media saying that crops up over and over again, a variation on "buyer beware."