By Alex Schlotzer, EFA Board Member Less than two weeks after its Australian release, CitizenFour today received the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. The film had previously won the British equivalent (BAFTA) as well as a long list of … Continue reading

At the end of January, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) held two days of hearings into the government's data retention legislation (transcripts here and here). These hearings were at times a testy affair, with a number … Continue reading

While it is perhaps unsurprising, the Attorney-General's latest attempt to use the Sydney siege and recent events in France as justifications for the government's mandatory data retention laws is as distasteful as it is misleading. It's difficult to know whether … Continue reading

By Alex Schlotzer, Board Member – Electronic Frontiers Australia Right now the Government is proposing to introduce a mandatory, society-wide regime for the retention of communications data (‘metadata’) for two years. In the latest public hearing into the Government’s proposed … Continue reading

As 2014 draws to a close, and EFA approaches its 21st birthday next month, we’ve been thinking about what we’d like to see happen in the year ahead. The Australian government seems intent on passing a series of laws (in … Continue reading