The Australian Labor Party and the Australian Greens have reacted to the controversy over Microsoft gaining Protected status for accessing Australian Government data by some of its services, with the former saying it had sought a briefing with the minister concerned and the Greens saying a full explanation was needed from the Australian Signals Directorate.
The Australian Greens have called on the Coalition Government to update privacy protections to stay in line with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation that is scheduled to take effect on 25 May.
The Senate has approved a motion from the Australian Greens to support strong encryption, resist pushes to undermine encryption, and to use warrants and targeted surveillance to obtain information.
The Australian Greens have labelled a report into the future of the national broadband network, which found Australia’s Internet needs over the decade would conveniently peak below the 50Mbps threshold the NBN Co is claiming to provide, as “sloppy, unfounded and deliberately vague”.
The Australian Greens claim that an inquiry into net neutrality is needed to ensure that Australians are guaranteed access to a free and open Internet.
The Coalition Government's response to the NBN Joint Standing Committee report shows how "clueless and careless" it is about the need for a proper broadband network which can be used for business, study, work and everyday tasks, the Australian Greens claim.
The national broadband network being built by NBN Co should be geared towards the digital future, Australian Greens NBN spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John says.
The decision to create a national facial recognition database system in Australia is a giant step by the Labor and Liberal parties down an Orwellian path of Big Brother surveillance and ultimately towards a surveillance and police state, Greens Justice spokesperson Senator Nick McKim claims.
Activist group GetUp has called on the Australian Government to adopt all recommendations put forward by the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs which released its report into the Centrelink Automated Debt Recovery programme.
The Australian Greens are dismayed that the Cybercrime Bill has been passed by the House of Representatives with support from both Government and Opposition members, despite the Cyber Safety Committee tabling a highly critical unanimous report on the bill, proposing a series of amendments and requesting clarification.
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