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Deakin University, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation

Grant round: 2017-18

Amount: $60,728

Invasive tools of surveillance known as ‘spyware’ are readily available to general consumers and can be used for many abusive and malicious purposes. This report on the findings of research into the consumer spyware industry unpacks the threats that exist from commercially available spyware. Incorporating market analysis, technical analysis, and legal analysis, the threat of spyware is outlined, with particular focus placed on its implications for family and domestic violence.

Download:  docxThe Consumer Spyware Industry - An Australian based analysis of the threats of consumer spyware1.63 MB

Download: pdfThe Consumer Spyware Industry: An Australian based analysis of the threats of consumer spyware1.88 MB