Event: Beyond Privacy

‘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.

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Digital Rights Watch at RightsCon

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.

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Big Data, Big Opportunities
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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.

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Protecting Yourself From Mandatory Data Retention

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.

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Urging Sweden and the UK to free Julian Assange

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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Digital Rights Watch

A free and open internet is the cornerstone of a modern approach to human rights. Digital Rights Watch: standing for privacy, democracy, fairness and freedom in a digital age. Join us.

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