UN inquiry into freedom of expression in telcos and the internet

We’ve prepared a submission for the UN Special Rapporteur on the protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, who is currently conducting a study on freedom of expression in the telecommunications and Internet access sector.

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Digital rights workshop at auIGF
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Digital Rights Watch joined a panel workshop at the Australian Internet Governance Forum in October 2016, looking at the development of digital rights in Australia and assessing the current state of play.

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Digital rights in aid and development

Digital Rights Watch will join a panel discussion at the annual conference of the Australian Council for International Development in Melbourne.

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Digital Defenders guide to privacy

A graphic novel from European Digital Rights, designed to help young people between 10-14 years understand how to protect their privacy.

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Watchlist: data brokers
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Most people are not aware of the fact that there is an entire industry of companies whose business model is based around collecting these fragmented datasets, linking them and analysing them to form a profile of an individual consumer. Known as data miners, you may never have heard of these companies – but they’ve almost certainly heard of you.

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Watchlist: Algorithms and big data
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More and more people talk about big data and algorithms to do all sorts of things. What are these concepts and what do they tell us about the world we live in?

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