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?

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

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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.

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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.

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Our vision for a free and open internet
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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.

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