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 …

Newsletter: January 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 …

Newsletter: November 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 …

Submission: Privacy Act Review Issues Paper

Digital Rights Watch has provided a submission to the Attorney-General’s review of the Privacy Act 1988. To understand our stance on the Australian privacy landscape and the rationale behind our …

Blog: QR codes, privacy and security

As lockdown restrictions continue to ease, we are seeing increased use of technology with the goal of keeping track of who is coming and going from venues and small businesses. …

Submission: The Data Availability and Transparency Bill

At Digital Rights Watch we strongly believe that the first actionable outcome of the extensive ACCC Digital Platforms inquiry must focus on updating the Australian privacy (and data protection) framework. …

Newsletter: October Roundup

We’re back for another edition of our monthly Digital Rights Watch update! We’ve been keeping busy building out our campaigns and movement―did you notice even our website got a little …

Newsletter: September Roundup

The Data Availability and Transparency Bill When it comes to things too long to read, the 104 page exposure draft of the Data Availability and Transparency (DAT) Bill and accompanying documents …