Bytes & Rights: Perth, 3-4 April 2017
Bytes & Rights 2017 is being held as part of the Festival of the Web, an 8-day series of international conferences in early April in Perth.
Bytes and Rights is a conference focused on the many issues around how society responds to changing technology, especially technology related to the Internet.
We will discuss legal, policy, regulatory and social responses to issues such as human rights, intellectual property enforcement, security and harassment. We aim to bring together experts including academics, lawyers, commercial practitioners, technologists, and civil society groups in a open dialog that cuts across specific disciplines.
We're launching chapters around the country. See our Chapters Page for more information.
EFA Speak Outs
EFA Speak Outs: Discussing Digital Rights are a series of regular events showcasing local and international guests discussing and answering questions about a range of digital rights issues.
RightsTalk: Human Rights Commission, 24th March 2015 - Sydney
EFA Executive Officer Jon Lawrence speaks at the Australian Human Rights Commission about The Digital Rights Agenda.
Watch the video from this event.
Stop Data Retention event, 29th October 2014 - Parliament House, Canberra
Senators Scott Ludlam, Nick Xenophon & David Leyonhjelm hosted an event at Parliament House in Canberra that featured dozens of civil society and industry players who share an opposition to mandatory data retention legislation.
Listen to the audio from this event.
The Privacy Workshop, 17th October 2014 - Melbourne
EFA was very proud to support Electron Workshop in the hosting of the first edition of The Privacy Workshop, a world class symposium on digital privacy, rights, and access featuring a range of respected speakers and thought leaders.
Video from this event will be available soon.
Data Retention: the European experience, 15th October 2014 - Sydney
They discussed a range of issues relating to privacy around the world, with a particular focus on the European experience with mandatory data retention.
Read Stilgherrian's op-ed for ZDNet, based on this conversation:
Will metadata musings ever mature beyond paranoid fears?
Listen to Stilgherrian's Corrupted Nerds podcast which is a lightly edited version of this conversation:
Conversations 12: Metadata & surveillance with Carly Nyst
Julian Burnside: 11th October 2014 - Brisbane
In conjunction with Queensland Council for Civil Liberties, this event featured leading Human Rights lawyer Julian Burnside AO QC, who was introduced by Carly Nyst, Legal Director of Privacy International.
Listen to the audio for this event.
Citizens, Not Suspects: 11th September 2014 - Canberra
EFA's Jon Lawrence moderated an expert panel discussion about data retention and mass surveillance. Panel members included:
- Kate Lundy - ACT Labor Senator
- Dr Roger Clarke - Chair, Australian Privacy Foundation
- Alastair MacGibbon - Director, Centre for Internet Safety, University of Canberra
- Bernard Keane - Politics Editor, Crikey
Listen to the audio for this event.
Citizens, Not Suspects: 4th September 2014 - Melbourne
Fairfax Media's Technology Editor Lia Timson moderated an expert panel discussion about data retention and mass surveillance. Panel members:
- Dr Suelette Dreyfus - University of Melbourne
- Associate Professor Lucas Walsh - Monash University
- Colin Jacobs - Board Member, EFA
Video to be posted shortly.
Citizens, Not Suspects: 19th August 2014 - Sydney
Leading technology journalist Stilgherrian moderated an expert panel discussion about data retention and mass surveillance. Panel members:
- Narelle Clark - Internet Society of Australia
- David Vaile - University of NSW
- Stephen Blanks - NSW Council for Civil Liberties
The explosion in mass surveillance and what we can do about it: Jillian York in conversation with Bernard Keane: 24th July 2014 - Melbourne
Edited video below.
Mass Surveillance, Digital Privacy and You: 8th July 2014 - Melbourne
In collaboration with ThoughtWorks and Electron Workshop, EFA presents a free hands-on workshop 'Mass Surveillance, Digital Privacy and You' to be held at ThoughtWorks Melbourne offices - learn how to use practical privacy tools - BYO laptop!
Creating the Web We Want: 17th June 2014
A thought-provoking examination of privacy issues vital to the future of digital freedom. Speakers included Senator Scott Ludlam, EFA's Jon Lawrence, along with Lindy Stephens, Keith Dodds and Tom Sulston from ThoughtWorks Australia.
11th February 2014
Perth, 10th January 2014
18th January 2013
Melbourne, 21st January 2012
Melbourne, 25th June 2010
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