The government must not expand their use of dangerous untested technology during this emergency, digital rights experts have warned today. “We’re already seeing reports from the US and elsewhere that …
DIY Cybersecurity for Domestic Violence
When you’re threatened by your partner, you can always reach out to a domestic violence professional. But whenever you need to protect yourself online, you’re not alone.
Submission to UN inquiry into the right to privacy in a digital age
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.
It isn’t just greedy corporations using and abusing your private data
The Cambridge Analytica revelations have spawned outrage across the world, as well they should. The mass manipulation of millions of individual Facebook users, psychometric profiling to reveal potential pressure points, micro-targeted advertising and black-ops electoral interference are certainly something worthy of the headlines.
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.
Intelligence sharing a threat to democracy: privacy and human rights organisations launch international campaign
An international coalition of 30+ organisations led by Privacy International (PI) has written to national intelligence oversight bodies in over 40 countries, including Australia, seeking information on the intelligence sharing activities of their governments.
Big brother attitude to public servant’s social media is gross overstep of power
Online advocacy group Digital Rights Watch has expressed serious concerns over social media guidelines for federal public servants released today.
Forcing social media organisations to decrypt will have far-reaching consequences on user’s right to privacy
Digital Rights Watch has expressed concerns at the Government’s announcement of new legislation designed to compel social media companies to hand over access to user’s encrypted content.
Defend privacy and encryption from the Five Eyes
Digital Rights Watch has called for Australian citizens to defend the right to privacy and resist any plans to undermine encryption that may result from the meeting of the Five Eyes governments today.
Get a VPN
We’re declaring Thursday 13 April to be National Get A VPN Day. It’s time to protect yourself.
Digital rights workshop at auIGF
Digital Rights Watch joined a panel workshop at the Australian Internet Governance Forum in October 2016, looking at the development of digital rights in Australia and assessing the current state of play.
Privacy advocates support data breach legislation
Digital Rights Watch welcomes the Government’s move to introduce a mandatory data breach notification scheme.
Digital Defenders guide to privacy
A graphic novel from European Digital Rights, designed to help young people between 10-14 years understand how to protect their privacy.
Concerns around proposed amendments to Privacy Act
Digital Rights Watch have raised deep concerns over proposed changes to the Privacy Act, citing the need for community and expert consultation before any legislation is introduced.
Submission to Senate inquiry into Census 2016
Read Digital Rights Watch’s submission to the Senate Economics References Committee inquiry into the 2016 Census
Have your say on the Census inquiry
Have your say – help us tell the Senate about privacy concerns in the Census
Restore faith in the Census
The conduct of this year’s census raises serious and pressing ethical, legal, security and technological concerns. Join the call for Prime Minister Turnbull to act.
Open letter from privacy advocates calls for inquiry into Census 2016
A number of privacy, security and technology experts have called on the Prime Minister to launch an immediate inquiry into the 2016 Census. “The Turnbull Government’s handling of the Census …
The census was an ‘immense failure of management’ that lacked basic planning
Digital Rights Watch’s Amy Gray speaks to ABC NewsRadio about the Census.
Independent inquiry needed into #Censusfail
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.
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