Event: Beyond Privacy
Digital Rights Watch at RightsCon
‘Lawfulness’ is routinely referred to by state agencies as the benchmark for appropriate surveillance. But how might the law, intended as a safeguard, actually be used to undermine a democratic system of checks and balances? This panel explores how laws protect the privacy of Australians against mass surveillance.
If you’re worried about privacy, you should worry about the 2016 census
Digital Rights Watch board member Lizzie O’Shea has been talking all things privacy, security, surveillance and copyright at the US RightsCon event in Silicon Valley.
New group launches to protect online rights
The debate over warrantless mandatory data retention was just the tip of the iceberg, as the ABS’s removal of census anonymity demonstrates, writes Chris Berg.
Big Data, Big Opportunities
A new advocacy organization has launched to fight to protect the human rights of Australian internet users.
Protecting Yourself From Mandatory Data Retention
Big data can tell us a lot about the problems and people human rights advocates are working with, but we have to ensure we use this information responsibly. Lizzie O’Shea writes on the Human Rights Opportunities and Challenges Presented by Big Data.
Take action to protect the Australian Internet
The Government and ALP regime of mass electronic surveillance – mandatory data retention for every man, woman and child, and every device in the country – started in October 2015. Senator Scott Ludlam explains how to get around it.
How to set up a VPN and why you should
The Australian government is pursuing a draconian policy agenda that threatens every aspect of the way we use the Internet. Take action to keep the Internet open, free and just.
Urging Sweden and the UK to free Julian Assange
Excellent overview of why you should set up a VPN and how to go about it.
Digital Rights Watch
Digital Rights Watch signed on to the following open statement: “We the undersigned, including legal and human rights organisations, academics, and policymakers condemn the reactions of the governments of Sweden and the United Kingdom to the finding by the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention that Julian Assange is arbitrarily detained. The governments of […]
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