Cover Story: Australia Is ‘Falling Behind’ On Protecting Children’s Online Privacy

Cover Story: Australia Is ‘Falling Behind’ On Protecting Children’s Online Privacy

Posted March 16, 2020
Cover Story: Australia Is ‘Falling Behind’ On Protecting Children’s Online Privacy

  • Children in Australia are being pervasively tracked when they go online without proper regard for their privacy or the risks of collecting their data, according to technology and privacy experts.
  • In some jurisdictions, data protection laws and regulators have attempted to rein in the practice with new standards and large fines for breaches.
  • But Australia, which critics say lacks robust privacy protections generally, is falling further behind because of an absence of enforceable protections for children’s privacy or effective avenues for recourse when breaches occur.

    Which-50 – Joseph Brookes | March 16, 2020