The introduction of the metadata retention regime way back in 2016 was one of the catalysts for creating Digital Rights Watch. Mandatory metadata retention, for access by a list of …
Report: Australia’s Compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
This report to the United Nations Human Rights Committee examines Australia’s compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
Metadata analysis of Gillian Triggs reveals personal information open to unwarranted government surveillance
An assessment of the metadata of former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission Gillian Triggs over the course of just one day provided enough information to reveal her home city, age details, and confidential details of upcoming speeches, board meetings and conversations.
Live Hack: Understanding Metadata
Digital Rights Watch presents a live hack event at the Melbourne Writers Festival: how secure is your personal information? With special guest speakers Scott Ludlam and Gillian Triggs.
Meta data retention laws and the surveillance society
In which our own Tom Sulston speaks to 3CR about the threat of Australia’s meta data retention scheme.
Digital privacy advocates declare 13 April national day of action against data retention
As Australia’s mandatory data retention scheme comes into effect, Digital Rights Watch is urging citizens to protect themselves from unwarranted mass surveillance, declaring Thursday 13 April as ‘National Get A VPN Day’.
What’s all this about allowing civil parties access to metadata?
The Attorney General recently asked for submissions about the potential use of metadata collected for the purposes of the data retention regime in civil cases. For those interested, this is a quick summary.