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 the CryptoBars happening around the country! We’ll kick off the evening with drinks and pizza, followed by short talks, then a relaxed hour in which you can learn from friendly …

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, and writer Julian Burnside QC – part of Assange’s legal team Lizzie O’Shea – lawyer, writer, broadcaster Recent raids on broadcasters, journalists and whistleblowers in Australia for precisely the kind …

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 which attendees can move between “bars”. At each bar, attendees can get information or advice from friendly nerds on a topic related to keeping their stuff secure and private – …

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 Digital Rights Watch team and discuss the issues currently facing the digital rights world. Where: Mitre Tavern, 5 Bank Place, MelbourneWhen: 5:30pm, Thursday 15 August Further details

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 the Inquiry. Speakers: Arthur Kopsias – NSW Police Force Lizzie O’Shea – Digital Rights Watch John Stanton – Communications Alliance Monday 4 March 2019, 12:30pm-2pm. 48 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont. RSVP …

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.

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.

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.

Beyond Privacy video

Didn’t get a chance to come to our panel discussion about Australia’s Privacy laws? You can still watch the whole discussion here.

Only truth: a symposium on Internet privacy

Part CryptoParty, part symposium, Only Truth is a series of talks and practical guides that will equip the average internet user with information and open source tools to protect their communication, privacy, and security.

Event: Beyond Privacy

‘Lawfulness’ is routinely referred to by state agencies as the benchmark for appropriate surveillance. But how might the law, intended as a safeguard, actually be used to undermine a democratic system of checks and balances? This panel explores how laws protect the privacy of Australians against mass surveillance.