Last week’s revelation by the Australian Federal Police that they illegally accessed the retained telecommunications data (‘metadata’) of a journalist without first obtaining a warrant demonstrates the complete lack of effective protection provided by the current legislation. AFP Commissioner Andrew … Continue reading

Just before Easter, the government announced that it will not be expanding access to telecommunications data ('metadata') to civil litigants. This is an important victory. Had the government allowed even a limited expansion of access, it would almost certainly have been … Continue reading

From today, 13th April 2017, all Australian telecommunication providers are now required to collect a whole range of your telecommunications data ('metadata') and retain it for two full years, so that it can be requested by government agencies. This data … Continue reading

The Bytes and Rights 2017 conference is being held as part of the Festival of the Web, an 8-day series of international conferences in early April in Perth. See the full program of Festival of the Web events. Bytes and … Continue reading

Good morning. Thank you Professor Giblin and congratulations on the launch of yours and Professor Weatherall’s book – What If We Could Reimagine Copyright? An anthology of ten thoughtful essays that collectively make for a forward‑looking treatise on copyright. And … Continue reading