Attempts to break encryption will have lasting effects for online freedom of speech
Centrelink duty of care has failed, regardless of Information Commissioner finding
Digital Rights Watch has warned of wider impacts on freedom of speech and the right of Australian citizens to hold private conversations, after the Government announced plans to introduce legislation that would give law enforcement the power to break encryption protocols.
The State of Digital Rights
Privacy rights groups Digital Rights Watch, the Australian Privacy Foundation and Electronic Frontiers Australia have slammed a statement by the Office of the Information Commissioner and the Privacy Commissioner that their investigation found no wrongdoing in the release of personal information by a government department.
New digital rights report foreshadows an eroding human rights landscape online
Today, we’re proud to release the State of Digital Rights report, which outlines the many ways Australians’ rights are being impacted by the activities of private companies and governments in the online world.
Live Hack: Melbourne
Australians’ human rights are being severely breached through the exploitation of online data according to a landmark report released today by Digital Rights Watch.
New report reveals dangerous lack of oversight of secret global surveillance networks, opening the door to human rights abuses
Is your metadata a trail of breadcrumbs that anyone can follow? We’re partnering with Melbourne Knowledge Week to investigate the tracking capacity of the city of Melbourne.
Submission to UN inquiry into the right to privacy in a digital age
An unprecedented international collaborative investigation carried out by 40 NGOs in 42 countries has identified alarming weaknesses in the oversight arrangements that are supposed to govern the sharing of intelligence between state intelligence agencies.
Digital rights resources for children and young people
Digital Rights Watch’s submission to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights’ inquiry into human rights challenges relating to the right to privacy in the digital age.
That Facebook data breach thing
This is a list-in-progress of resources to use with children and young people to educate them about digital literacy and digital rights.
Statement to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement
Our take on the Facebook Cambridge Analytica data breach affair
Australian Privacy Foundation representatives Dr Adam Molnar and Dr Monique Mann recently gave evidence at the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Law Enforcement Inquiry on the impact of new and emerging information and communications technology. They emphasized the importance of not undermining or weakening encryption.