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

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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

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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

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On Saturday 11th October, EFA co-hosted an event in Brisbane with QCCL, which featured Carly Nyst, Legal Director of Privacy International, and leading human rights barrister, Julian Burnside AO QC, who was just yesterday awarded the Sydney Peace Prize. Listen to … Continue reading

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Which apps and tools actually keep your messages safe?   Our good friends at EFF have just published their Secure Messaging Scorecard. In the face of widespread Internet surveillance, we need a secure and practical means of talking to each … Continue reading

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