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.
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?
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.
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.
Digital Rights Watch has joined global calls for the UN Human Rights Council to adopt by consensus a resolution aimed at strengthening protections for freedom of expression, the right to privacy, and other human rights online.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.