PJCIS hearings on Assistance and Access Bill

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Angus Murray, Dr Suelette Dreyfus and Justin Clacherty appear before the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, to outline civil society concerns with the Telecommunications and Other Legislation …

Slow down, stop and listen

Consumers, human rights groups, industry, telcos and technology companies join forces to sound alarm at Government’s spyware legislation A diverse group of consumer representatives, human rights organisations, industry, technology and …

Sleepwalking into a digital dystopia

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We’re in the midst of a worsening democracy deficit, and you need look no further to see this on full display than within the shambolic process around the Telecommunications and …

Charter of Rights

Our lives are better when we all treat each other with respect and compassion. That’s why it’s so important the values that everyone holds dear – like fairness and equality …

Joint call to G20 Leaders

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Digital Rights Watch has joined over 100 organisations in appealing to G20 leaders to bring human rights to the centre of our digital future.

How to opt-out of the federal medical database

From today, you can choose whether or not you will be included in the largest mandatory medical database in Australian history. We’re encouraging you to consider opting out.

The State of Digital Rights

Today, we’re proud to release the State of Digital Rights report, which outlines the many ways Australians’ rights are being impacted by the activities of private companies and governments in the online world.

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.

Statement to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement

Australian Privacy Foundation representatives Dr Adam Molnar and Dr Monique Mann recently gave evidence at the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Law Enforcement Inquiry on the impact of new and emerging information and communications technology. They emphasized the importance of not undermining or weakening encryption.

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.

The Role of Encryption in Australia

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Encryption is essential to the digital society, and encryption is only effective if it is robust. A new memo on the Role of Encryption in Australia from Access Now.