Most people on Facebook have probably seen something they wish they hadn’t, whether it be violent pictures or racist comments. How the social media giant decides what is and isn’t acceptable is often a mystery. Internal content guidelines, recently published … Continue reading

Volunteer Wikipedians in Australia are highlighting the need for the introduction of fair use in Australia. You can visit FairCopyrightOz to learn about how Wikipedia does, and Australia could, benefit from it. Imagine a land in which everything was outlawed, … Continue reading

Attorney-General George Brandis told us in ­November 2014 the data retention regime ­“applies only to the most ­serious crime, to terrorism, to international and transnational organised crime, to paedophilia, where the use of metadata has been particularly useful as an … Continue reading

Last week’s revelation by the Australian Federal Police that they illegally accessed the retained telecommunications data (‘metadata’) of a journalist without first obtaining a warrant demonstrates the complete lack of effective protection provided by the current legislation. AFP Commissioner Andrew … Continue reading

Just before Easter, the government announced that it will not be expanding access to telecommunications data ('metadata') to civil litigants. This is an important victory. Had the government allowed even a limited expansion of access, it would almost certainly have been … Continue reading