Human Rights Champions

Digital Rights Watch strategically defends digital rights in Australia.

Our Vision

Our vision is for a digital world where all humanity can thrive, and where diversity and creativity flourishes.

To ensure this, our digital world must be underpinned by equality, freedom and established human rights principles. Its evolution and future must be guided and driven by the interests of all people and the environments we live in.

Digital Rights Watch exists to defend and promote this vision – to ensure fairness, freedoms and fundamental rights for all people who engage in the digital world.

Our mission is to ensure that Australians are equipped, empowered and enabled to uphold their digital rights. We believe that digital rights are human rights which see their expression online.


Privacy & Security

We believe in the fundamental right to privacy for all.

Personal Information & Data Rights

We believe governments, corporations and organisations should uphold basic privacy rights.

Power, Access & Technology

We advocate for increased transparency, accountability and oversight over the use of data.

Journalism & Information Flows

We believe in the value of strong, effective & accountable journalism.

Our guiding principles

We are trustworthy, honest and have integrity. Our funding sources will be public domain and we will be transparent on how our financial expenditure and work contributes to our purpose.

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Digital Rights Watch acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land and community. We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People as the true custodians of this land that was never ceded and pay our respects to their cultures, and to elders past, present and emerging.

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Digital Rights Watch Inc. is an incorporated association in Victoria and operates nationally as a registered charity. ABN 90 509 129 914