The Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF) is a set of rules and standards that accredited members of the digital identity federation must follow. It is an attempt to ensure that Australians have a safe, secure, consistent and reliable way to use government services online.
This consultation paper seeks sector feedback to a proposed an approach for higher education providers (HEPs) to record R&D income for the purposes of the Higher Education Research Data Collection returns.
Digital Rights Watch collaborated with Australian Privacy Foundation, Electronic Frontiers Australia, Future Wise, The Queensland Council for Civil Liberties, The New South Wales Council for Civil Liberties, Access Now and Blueprint for Free Speech to produce this joint submission.
The audit objective was to assess the effectiveness of the Attorney-General’s Department’s design of the Data Retention Industry Grants program, including performance monitoring, reporting, evaluation and assurance arrangements.
The purpose of this consultation is to seek submissions from a range of stakeholders, including industry and data users, on the ACCC’s proposed Internet Activity Record Keeping Rule (RKR).
This FlagPost was originally published on 24 July 2018. It has since been amended to reference the provisions of the Privacy Act 1988 relevant to the release of health information by private medical practitioners. As an adjunct task, it has also been updated to reflect...
Cities are becoming a major focal point in the personal data economy. In city governments, there is a clamour for data-informed approaches to everything from waste management and public transport through to policing and emergency response. This report is about why and how city governments...
Australia’s population is ageing and with this trend comes the burden and complexity of increasing physical illness and disability. This burden escalates as a person nears death and as a consequence, the cost of care becomes disproportionately high in the last year of life. Currently,...
This technical report outlines the collection and analyses of internet job-postings data, how they compare with other sources of data and their limitations.
Conducted by the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW, this new study is part of the first ever comprehensive investigation of the quality and utility of NSW’s civil court and tribunal administrative data system for informing policy and practice.
Student lists are commercially available for purchase on the basis of ethnicity, affluence, religion, lifestyle, awkwardness, and even a perceived or predicted need for family planning services. This study seeks to provide an understanding of the commercial marketplace for student data and the interaction with...
The European Union’s (EU’s) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect as of May 25, 2018, and is likely to have a significant impact on the way libraries around the globe manage personal data.
This article discusses two practical experiments in remaking collections. Drifter (2016) and Succession (2014).
This report sets out how the public sector could benefit from a federated, data-driven approach - one that provides greater power to its leaders, benefits its participants and users, and improves performance through better use of, and structured access to, data.
Algorithmic decision-making is becoming more common every day. Increasingly, important decisions that affect people’s lives are governed by datasets that are too big for an individual to process.
This discussion paper opens consultation with VET Student Loans (VSL) stakeholders to seek views on how the department and DHS can ensure relevant, high quality data is collected through the Collection, using best practice submission processes.
This report highlights both the potential benefits of being able to use data at a truly pan-London scale, but also the many barriers that stand in the way of realising that vision, and what it would take to overcome them.
This paper details a new methodology developed to measure civil and political rights violations in a pilot sample of 13 diverse countries. In doing so, we discuss the problems present in previous attempts to measure civil and political rights cross-nationally and argue that our approach...
The week’s two big political campaigning scandals — Cambridge Analytica’s data-harvesting and Labor’s funding scam in Victoria — highlight the temptations facing parties desperate to win government. For Labor, an Ombudsman’s report on the affair places valuable information in the hands of the Victorian Opposition....