Human rights groups and experts call on the Australian government to reject plans to undermine encryption
How to opt-out of the federal medical database
Today, a global coalition led by civil society and technology experts sent a letter asking the government of Australia to abandon plans to introduce legislation that would undermine strong encryption. The letter calls on government officials to become proponents of digital security and work collaboratively to help law enforcement adapt to the digital era.
Amidst privacy concerns, Australians urged to opt-out of national health record
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.
Submission to copyright modernisation consultation
Civil rights group Digital Rights Watch have urged Australian citizens to be aware of deeply concerning privacy issues in the Government’s planned digital health record system, as the opt-out period begins today.
Turnbull’s attacks on encryption will enable crime at the cost of our rights
The Department of Communication and the Arts undertook a consultation into copyright modernisation, and Digital Rights Watch provided a submission to this process.
The government says its planned anti-encryption mandate will empower law enforcement, but it will enable far more crime than it will prevent, and regular citizens will bear the cost.
Digital rights groups launch campaign to protect encryption
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Attempts to break encryption will have lasting effects for online freedom of speech
Join with us and call on the Australian Government to support encryption and to reject any moves to undermine the security of our digital infrastructure.
Centrelink duty of care has failed, regardless of Information Commissioner finding
Digital Rights Watch has warned of wider impacts on freedom of speech and the right of Australian citizens to hold private conversations, after the Government announced plans to introduce legislation that would give law enforcement the power to break encryption protocols.
The State of Digital Rights
Privacy rights groups Digital Rights Watch, the Australian Privacy Foundation and Electronic Frontiers Australia have slammed a statement by the Office of the Information Commissioner and the Privacy Commissioner that their investigation found no wrongdoing in the release of personal information by a government department.
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.