Independent inquiry needed into #Censusfail

An independent inquiry is needed to restore faith in the Australian Bureau of Statistics and Government’s ability to handle online privacy, according to online advocacy organization Digital Rights Watch.

What to do with your Census

By now, you’ve probably noticed the huge amount of chatter surrounding the 2016 National Census, and the changes that put individual privacy at risk. But does this warrant a full boycott?

The census is too important to boycott, despite serious privacy concerns

Photo: SMH/Kirk Gilmour

One of Australia’s richest sources of statistical data has had both its reputation and trust destroyed by the decision to retain name and address data – a decision made with little consultation and with no regard to the ramifications for individual’s right to privacy. But does this warrant an overall boycott of the census?

Security in-a-Box

Security in-a-Box was created by Front Line Defenders in partnership with the Tactical Technology Collective to further help human rights activists to implement tactics and tools for digital security.

Me and My Shadow

Me and My Shadow is a project from the Tactical Technical Collective that helps you explore and minimise your ‘digital shadows’: the information traces you leave behind when you use the internet and mobile phones.

Our vision for a free and open internet

cc licensed flickr user luckey_sun

A democratic society will always involve some kind of negotiation between the interests of individual privacy and the need to protect people’s safety. Digital Rights Watch strives to participate in public debates about the nature of privacy using a human rights lens.

Surveillance Self-Defense

Modern technology has given those in power new abilities to eavesdrop and collect data on innocent people. Surveillance Self-Defense is EFF’s guide to defending yourself and your friends from surveillance by using secure technology and developing careful practices.

Greens call for Digital Rights Commissioner

Interesting proposal from the Australian Greens: a new role to sit within the Australian Human Rights Commission, solely focused on upholding Australian citizen’s digital rights.

Federal election 2016

The Federal Election is coming up fast, and here at Digital Rights Watch we wanted to delve into where each of the major political parties stand on key issues relating to digital rights. Check out our Election Scorecard.

Take Action: #KeepItOn

We’ve joined forces with Access Now and 70+ other organisations around the world in the #KeepItOn campaign.

Beyond Privacy video

Didn’t get a chance to come to our panel discussion about Australia’s Privacy laws? You can still watch the whole discussion here.

Only truth: a symposium on Internet privacy

Part CryptoParty, part symposium, Only Truth is a series of talks and practical guides that will equip the average internet user with information and open source tools to protect their communication, privacy, and security.