The central message of this report is that the impact of digital regulation should be viewed through the prism of human rights law. Government attempts to control the digital world pose an inevitable tension between two fundamental human rights - fair access to the internet...
This resource aims to inform consideration of any changes to regulatory settings that may be needed to support the rollout and adoption of 5G services. It provides estimates of the costs and benefits that may stem from 5G and the impacts on businesses and consumers....
This report details the ACCC’s recommendations, actions and findings in relation to a broad range of communications services, including broadband and voice services, aggregation and transmission services, data centres and content delivery networks and the internet of things.
This report employs social science methods in the field to understand the role that technology and connectivity play in refugees’ lives, and addresses key information gaps for international organisations, NGOs, governments, academic researchers and technologists.
This policy report is a statement on how tech and design can maximise opportunities for making the legal sector better. It provides a guide for individuals working in legal industries, or those hoping to get into them, to improve the way justice works.
Since 2014, millions of refugees and migrants have arrived at the borders of Europe. This article argues that, in making their way to safe spaces, refugees now rely upon both physical and digital infrastructure.
This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) and the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) exists to facilitate practical ways for the DTA and the AIIA to engage to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.
This study shows the landscape for legal disputes around reputation is changing, as the question ‘who is a publisher’ continues to evolve. It highlights the growing influence of social platforms and websites not affiliated with media companies as the source of legal disputes.
This report examines the perspectives of both providers and users of library services from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United Kingdom to decode the value of online library spaces and digital services from the users’ perspective while noting their behaviour and preferences as they...
The ACCC encourages submissions responding to this issues paper from market participants, including media content creators/journalists, media outlets, digital platforms, advertisers, consumers, small businesses and industry associations.
This report has two aims. The first is to establish the elements of an interests-participation model for developing sustainable digital media skills and literacies among seniors aged 60 and over. The second is to present a rich qualitative account of the digital technology and social...
This year, the ACCC will focus on consumer issues in broadband services and energy, competition in the financial services and commercial construction sectors, systemic consumer guarantee issues, and conduct that may contravene the new misuse of market power and concerted practices provisions.
Data and analytics are transforming the global economy and the public and private sectors in Australia need to have a greater focus on the workforce, security and ethical implications, according to CEDA’s 2018 economic and political overview.
Talk of ‘platforms’ – or the ‘sharing economy’ – sometimes seems to be ubiquitous. But how significant is this model, and what kinds of policy and regulatory issues is it raising?
The digital revolution is unstoppable and irreversible. The speed, scope and pervasiveness of digital technologies is profound. Like every other technologydriven change, it has benefits and challenges.
This survey of 385 not for profit organisations identified a significant under-investment in IT, with many organisations using systems that aren’t working well enough to provide efficient services.
This research suggests the single most effective strategy for achieving digital inclusion in Sarawak is to provide remote villages with reliable, affordable, publicly accessible internet infrastructure.
As news organisations battle charges of 'fake news' and face low levels of trust from a skeptical public, this study suggests that news outlets still play the largest role in content that gets shared on Twitter, at least when it comes to one contentious issue...
The fourth industrial age rolling out across the globe is creating a digitally-enabled environment that will affect every company. Digital innovation has the capacity to transform practices, raise performance and increase growth across all industry sectors. The pace of change in digital technologies continues to...