Rebalancing the internet economy: CREATE

Artists who use digital platforms to promote, stream, and sell their music experience unique issues and challenges. From exploitative pay-per-stream models to the impact of recommendation algorithms on building a …

Rebalance the Internet Economy: GATHER

GATHER is the third of our four-part event series for our community-based research project on Rebalancing the Internet Economy. The focus of this event is on activists, organisers, community leaders and …

How to write your own policy submission

On 7 October 2021 Digital Rights Watch teamed up with Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) to host a live online workshop on how to write your own policy submission. There are …

Rebalance the Internet Economy: IMAGINE

IMAGINE …a world without the written word. Are digital platforms taking the creative arts for granted? With declining income across the board for creative industries, it seems more like social …

Rebalance the Internet Economy: EXHIBIT

What is art? What is pornography? A contested distinction that was once made by adult stores, galleries, and the classification board, now falls to digital platforms and their automated content …

Event: Facing up to facial recognition

Facial recognition technology has been deployed across Australia and around the world. It’s in the streets, at major sporting events and at the 7/11. Most alarmingly, it’s increasingly being used …

Valentine’s Day CryptoBars

Keep your privates private and share your love securely … come spend Valentine’s eve with loveable nerds who will help you secure your stuff! Get on down to one of …

What is happening to Journalism & Julian Assange?

Wed 4 December, 6.30 pm Victorian State Library – Village Roadshow Theatrette on La Trobe St Kristinn Hrafnsson – Editor in Chief of WikiLeaks Suelette Dreyfus – technology researcher, journalist, …

Aaron Schwartz Day CryptoBars

We have an exciting line-up of speakers (see below). We’ll kick off the evening with drinks and pizza, followed by short talks from the speakers, then a relaxed hour in …

Digital rights meetup

If you are interested in privacy and digital rights, join us at the Mitre Tavern on 15 August for an informal meetup. Everyone is welcome to come along, meet the …

McKell Cybersecurity Policy Luncheon

Join the McKell Institute for a panel and forum on data security, encryption and the Assistance and Access Act 2018. Panellists will speak about their involvement with the Bill and …

Live Hack: Melbourne

Is your metadata a trail of breadcrumbs that anyone can follow? We’re partnering with Melbourne Knowledge Week to investigate the tracking capacity of the city of Melbourne.

Internet Freedom Hack: Defending Truth

Digital Rights Watch is proud to support the Internet Freedom Hack, happening this year in Melbourne and Brisbane between 20-22 April.

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of the safe and positive use of digital technology, and to explore the role we can all play in creating a better and safer online community.

Attacks on encryption

A report on our recent event held at QUT on the state of encryption in Australia.

Snitch Hunt: 10th December 2016

Snitch Hunt: get a taste of the power of metadata surveillance, and compete to see who can best abuse it.

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.