Poor ABC coverage of facial surveillance

EFA and DRW complained to the ABC about an article on facial surveillance that was we are concerned that we believe is actively harmful, misleading, and overlooks essential legal and ethical points.

EFA Welcomes PJCIS Rejection Of Facial Recognition Bills

Australia, 24 October 2019: Electronic Frontiers Australia welcomes the news today that the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has rejected proposed legislation that would have created a facial recognition mass-surveillance system reminiscent of that used by the Chinese government against its own citizens in Xinjiang and Hong Kong.  In its report handed […]

Scheduled Facial Recognition Public Inquiry Cancelled by Australian Government

Media release: Electronic Frontiers Australia Inc (EFA) is concerned that a joint parliamentary inquiry public hearing into Australia’s proposed national facial recognition database was cancelled on Wednesday. The scheduled hearing was part of the inquiry by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security and it was expected to review two bills. These were the […]