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Displaying items by tag: EFA

Digital rights organisation Electronic Frontiers Australia has called for a detailed examination of the robodebt fiasco so that there would be an understanding of how so many people were incorrectly asked to repay money to the government.

Published in Technology Regulation

Digital rights organisation Electronic Frontiers Australia has expressed concern over cancellation of a public hearing into the proposed national facial recognition database.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Digital rights organisation Electronic Frontiers Australia has warned that facial recognition, of the sort used by China to violate the rights of its Uighur Muslim minority, is already being used in Australia.

Published in Technology Regulation

Digital rights organisation Electronic Frontiers Australia has urged Australians to do three things to protect their online privacy: get a password manager, review their Facebook settings and turn on two-factor authentication.

Published in Security
Thursday, 29 June 2017 10:15

Make your own encrypted chat server

CryptoAUSTRALIA is running a workshop on 5 July to help you build your own end-to-end encrypted chat server ... while you still can.

Published in The Linux Distillery

Wikipedia has begun a three-week campaign to push for fair use copyright exceptions in Australia, and will display banners promoting the concept on English articles that are viewed in the country.

Published in Strategy

Electronic Frontiers Australia has added its voice to the calls for a tightening of the rules allowing access to telecommunications metadata.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 13 April 2017 17:17

Today is National Get a VPN Day

Marking the deadline for telecommunications and Internet service providers to comply with the Commonwealth Government's telecommunications metadata retention requirements, EFA and other online rights organisations have declared today to be ‘National Get a VPN Day’.

Published in Security

In January, Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) sought Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's support for strong encryption and for his commitment to reject any law, policy or mandate that would undermine digital security.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Digital freedoms and rights group Electronic Frontiers Australia has slammed the appointment of Tasmanian MP Andrew Nikolic as Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, saying he has an “apparent disdain” for civil liberties.

Published in Security

Digital freedoms and rights group, Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA), has called on the Attorney-General – George Brandis - to cease what it says is his “absurd
war of attrition” with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) says the Attorney-General should reject most of the requests for warrantless access to telecommunications metadata from various agencies.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 14:29

EFA gets behind global call for strong encryption

Non-profit, digital freedom and rights group, Electronic Frontiers Australia, has joined experts and organisations in more than 35 countries in asking world leaders to support strong encryption and to reject any law, policy, or mandate that would undermine digital security.

Published in Security

Electronic Frontiers Australia has called for warrants to be made mandatory in every case where the release of metadata, stored under the recently introduced laws, is sought.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 08 September 2015 13:59

Call for halt to introduction of ISP copyright code

The federal government has again been called on to stop the process of implementing an ISP copyright code.  The Internet users rights group Electronic Frontiers Australia has confirmed it wants the process to be halted, with its call coming in the wake of the introduction of new anti-piracy website blocking laws.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Concern has been expressed that high-ranking public officials, particularly legal professionals,  may not possess at least the most basic computer and electronic communication skills, including the know-how to send emails

Australia’s obsession with national security continues to have unintended consequences, with the academic exchange of information about cryptography now in danger.

Published in Security

Leading Aussie digital freedom fighter Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) has partnered with grassroots campaigning community GetUp! to launch a petition opposing the government’s mooted mandatory data retention scheme.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 10 July 2014 13:30

Opposition grows to TPP restrictions

A strong coalition has emerged against the Trans Pacific Partnership, the agreement being hammered out in secret that will restrict online intellectual freedom.

Published in Technology Regulation

Australia's cyber citizens have been relatively quiet amid the NSA snooping scandals that have engulfed pretty much every country across the globe - and it might just be time for them to do something.

Published in Government Tech Policy
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