Blog Archives

How far from 1984?

The ABC has done a brilliant radio program about surveillance and how, in so many ways, we are close to a George Orwell-esque situation Check it out here  

Posted in Privacy, Surveillance Tagged with: , , , , ,

New intelligence powers: what’s included

Last week, Attorney-General George Brandis introduced an omnibus bill to the Senate that seeks to update the legislation governing the operations of Australia’s intelligence services. Three weeks ago, we reviewed the proposals that were expected to be included in this tranche of legislation. The

Posted in Privacy, Surveillance Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

Human Rights and Communications Surveillance

Electronic Frontiers Australia this week signed onto the International Principles of the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance, a set of international due process principles designed to protect privacy in the face of government surveillance. The 13 point statement

Posted in Data Retention, International, PRISM, Privacy, Surveillance Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

Online surveillance: what is the Australian government hiding?

This article was originally published on the EFA website on 19th June 2013. See the original article. EFA has suspected since the existence of the NSA’s global internet surveillance program PRISM was revealed recently by whistleblower Ed Snowden, that Australian

Posted in Data Retention, PRISM, Surveillance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Sign up