A change in the rules would open up the .au space

If you want to register an Australian web address, your options may be about to change due to a review of domain name policy that is currently underway. This article, by Derek Whitehead, was originally published on The Conversation. Derek is Adjunct professor at Swinburne University of Technology, and is Chair of the current 2015 auDA […]

The Day We Fight Back

11th February Websites around the world will blacken or display a banner on Tuesday 11th (and Wednesday 12th) February as part of a global day of action against mass surveillance. We in Australia are joining in this global effort to pressure our lawmakers to end mass surveillance — of Australians and of the citizens of […]

An open letter from the Our Fair Deal Coalition to TPP trade ministers

The Our Fair Deal Coalition, an international group of civil society groups and commercial enterprises from across the countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement negotiations, has today written to responsible ministers in each of the TPP countries, calling on them to reject copyright proposals that would limit the open Internet, access to knowledge, […]

EFA calls on Australian government to protect privacy against unchecked Internet surveillance

Today Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA), Australia’s leading voice for Digital Rights since 1994, joins a huge international coalition in calling upon governments around the world to assess whether national surveillance laws and activities are in line with their international human rights obligations. EFA has endorsed a set of international principles against unchecked surveillance. The 13 […]

Opt-out, opt-in: the internet filter hokey pokey

This article by EFA Board Member Sean Rintel was originally published on The Conversation. See the original article. A ‘badly worded sentence or two’ put shadow communications minister Malcolm Turnbull on the back foot yesterday. AAP/Dan Himbrechts   As of last night both major Australian political parties can claim to have at one time backed […]