Submission: residential tenancy reform in South Australia

South Australia’s Residential Tenancies Act 1995 is currently going through a reform process. The review covers a wide range of aspects, including issues related to renters’ digital rights and privacy. …

Cheat sheet: getting privacy reform right

The Optus and Medibank breaches have demonstrated an urgent need for reform to the Privacy Act, but we need to make sure the changes are meaningful and address long-standing issues …

Privacy reform is important

Digital Rights Watch is an Australian organisation that advocates for privacy, democracy, fairness and freedom in a digital age. We take a human rights approach to digital policy.  One of …

Submission: Online Safety draft Industry Codes

In 2021 the Australian government passed the Online Safety Act. This law seeks to regulate a broad range of material and behaviour online, from online bullying and harassment and the …

Submission: Inquiry into the 2022 Federal Election

The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters is conducting an inquiry into the conduct of the 2022 Federal Election. Digital Rights Watch made a submission focusing on the role that …

Optus data breach shows need for stronger privacy laws

Last week Optus announced what may be the largest data breach in Australian history, potentially exposing the personal information of almost 10 million people. Current and former Optus customers are …

Submission: Review of Model Defamation Provisions

Responsibility for defamation law sits with individual states and territories, however, the Model Defamation Provisions (MDPs) inform how the state-based legislation is enacted. The original MDPs were endorsed in 2005, …

Rebalancing the internet economy: CREATE

Artists who use digital platforms to promote, stream, and sell their music experience unique issues and challenges. From exploitative pay-per-stream models to the impact of recommendation algorithms on building a …

Supporter Survey Results

The results are in: What matters most to our movement

In the spirit of openness, we wanted to share with you the responses to our supporter survey and how we are reflecting on them.