EFA supports the call by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) for amendments to the Defence Trade Controls Act to include clear exemptions for scientific research and for education. Australia's Defence Trade Controls Act was recently updated and now prohibits … Continue reading

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It was with great sadness that we heard of the death last week of Caspar Bowden, privacy activist. Caspar had a long history of privacy advocacy, and was particularly notable in both the fight for public access to strong cryptography … Continue reading

There is a serious threat to domain name privacy, and you can help. As you may have heard, an ICANN working group is considering how privacy and proxy services should work for domain names. It will cover all generic domain … Continue reading

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This article, by Suelette Dreyfus, University of Melbourne and Shanton Chang, University of Melbourne was originally published in The Conversation. See the original article. The great irony of the Abbott government’s plan enforce the mandatory data retention legislation is that while … Continue reading

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The Government's data retention scheme looks set to pass the Senate this week with Labor's support. This scheme is rushed, costly, ineffective, and against the public interest. Also, absurdly, the flawed legislation leaves open numerous loopholes, which can be used … Continue reading

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