Submission to consultation on a new Online Safety Act

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications has been asked to run a public consultation over a new Online Safety Act to improve Australia’s online safety regulatory framework. …

PJCIS review of mandatory metadata retention

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Digital Rights Watch, Access Now and the Human Rights Law Centre provided evidence to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security review of the mandatory metadata retention scheme. Alice …

INSLM Review of the Assistance & Access Act


The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence & Security (PJCIS) has referred the Assistance & Access Act 2018 (TOLA) for review by the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor. This review will …

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.

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.