Previous events

Stop Data Retention event, 29th October – 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 – 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- Sydney

In conjunction with the Australian Privacy Foundation and Privacy International (PI), EFA presented Carly Nyst, PI’s Legal Director in conversation with Australia’s favourite mononymist Stilgherrian.

They discussed a range of issues relating to privacy around the world, with a particular focus on the European experience with mandatory data retention.

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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 – 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.


Canberra – 11th September

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EFA’s Jon Lawrence moderated an expert panel discussion about data retention and mass surveillance with:

Listen to the audio for this event.




Thursday, 4th September

Fairfax Media’s Technology Editor Lia Timson moderated an expert panel discussion about data retention and mass surveillance. Panel members:

Video to be posted shortly.



Tuesday 19th August

SydneyLeading technology journalist Stilgherrian moderated an expert panel discussion about data retention and mass surveillance. Panel members:



Thursday 24th July. Edited video below.

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Sydney: Jon Lawrence CC BY
Canberra: Jon Lawrence CC BY
Brisbane: Stuart Edwards CC BY-SA 3.0

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