Monthly Archives: August 2007

Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) today said that the latest in a long series of embarrassing data security breaches proves that the Commonwealth government can not be trusted to maintain the security of the proposed Health Services Access Card database. "The … Continue reading

EFA's submission to the Department of Human Services in relation to the Exposure Draft of the Human Services (Enhanced Service Delivery) Bill 2007 pointed out problems with the new proposed legislation, including privacy issues and over-reliance on questionable biometric technology … Continue reading

Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) is appalled by Friday's announcement that the federal Coalition government will force all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Australia to provide 'filtered' Internet connections upon request. This 'initiative' is nothing more than a tiresome repeat of … Continue reading

During a speech to Christian groups, the then Prime Minister John Howard announced a plan to introduce ISP-based filtering on an opt-in basis. The Minister's formal announcement however, is largely devoted to announcing for the umpteenth time the National Filter … Continue reading