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 …

May 2021 Roundup

Greetings from… inside our homes. With the majority of our team back in lockdown in Victoria, we have been keeping an eye on coronavirus updates. If you registered to attend …

Our top picks for RightsCon 2021

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, not the holidays, it’s RightsCon season! RightsCon is the world’s leading summit on human rights in the digital age, hosted by …

April 2021 Roundup

As the year crawls forward, we’re busy working across a number of different fronts to advance digital rights in Australia. This month we’re looking back at government inquiries, new legislation, …

Anonymity online is important

Imagine if we walked around the real world with a small screen floating above our heads. That screen would update with a different set of information depending on who looked …

March 2021 Roundup

Can you believe it’s April already? As 2021 zooms along, so too does the digital rights space. Here’s our take on the past month… Techno solutionism strikes again You may …

February 2021 Roundup

What a wild few weeks in the digital rights space! Have you been reading the news? As the government, news media, and tech companies fight it out, we’ve been working …

Facebook removed news—what now?

In the latest move of the flexing competition between the Australian government and Big Tech over the News Media Bargaining Code, Facebook has blocked anyone in Australia from sharing or …

Submission: The Online Safety Bill

Digital Rights Watch provided a submission to the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communication on the proposed Online Safety Bill 2020. While we welcome the objectives of the …

Explainer: The Online Safety Bill

The Online Safety Bill was introduced in December with the aim to “improve and promote Australia’s online safety.” The Bill contains six key priority areas: A cyber-bullying scheme, to remove …

January 2021 Roundup

Happy New Year from the Digital Rights Watch team. We are thrilled to kick off 2021 with the launch of our State of Digital Rights Report: A 2020 Retrospective—and you’re …

Submission: News Media Bargaining Code

Digital Rights Watch made a submission to the Economics Legislation Committee on the proposed Treasury Laws Amendment (News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code) Bill 2020. You can read …

Submission: DIGI Proposed Industry Disinformation Code

In December 2019, the Australian Government asked the digital industry to develop a code of practice on how digital products and services would address disinformation. In November 2020, Digital Rights …

Digital Rights Advent Calendar

It’s just what you wished for! We curated 24 days of digital rights activities and resources. Hover over each date to reveal the day’s surprise. Please note, many of these …

November 2020 Roundup

A note from the Digital Rights Watch Chair- Greetings from the end of one hell of a year! We hope that you and your loved ones are safe during these …