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 …

Newsletter: August roundup

Hi friend! There’s never a dull moment in the fight for digital rights! Here’s your (inaugural) monthly Digital Rights Watch update, with an overview of recent digital rights issues to …

Blog: Police drones and coronavirus surveillance

People should be able to use public spaces without being subjected to oppressive surveillance wherever they go. Yet, according to various media reports, police in Victoria are beginning to roll …

Submission: the proposed ASIO Amendment Bill 2020

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) is conducting a review of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Amendment Bill 2020. The Department of Home Affairs’ proposed Australian Security Intelligence …

Event: Facing up to facial recognition

Facial recognition technology has been deployed across Australia and around the world. It’s in the streets, at major sporting events and at the 7/11. Most alarmingly, it’s increasingly being used …

Blog: A farewell from the founding Chair

Four years ago, a group of academics, technology experts and activists came together in the meeting rooms of Thoughtworks Australia with a shared vision: to unite in their advocacy against …

Campaign: Ban Mass Surveillance Facial Recognition

Facial recognition technology has been deployed across Australia. Local governments, corporations large and small, federal and state government departments and law enforcement agencies have rolled out these mass surveillance systems, …