Lack of oversight on offshoring of data retention shows scheme should be scrapped

Digital Rights Watch has renewed calls for Australia’s mandatory data retention scheme to be scrapped, after revelations that the Government has no oversight over whether telecommunication companies are storing data outside of Australia’s borders. “When this legislation was first introduced, it was predicated on telcos having to detail their data storage capacity, processes and security […]

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Open letter from privacy advocates calls for inquiry into Census 2016

A number of privacy, security and technology experts have called on the Prime Minister to launch an immediate inquiry into the 2016 Census. “The Turnbull Government’s handling of the Census to date demonstrates both a total disrespect for personal privacy rights and lack of digital literacy,” said Amy Gray from Digital Rights Watch. “The frustration […]

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