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New technologies have changed the types of data that are routinely collected about citizens on a daily basis. For example, smart devices collect location and communication data, and fitness trackers and medical devices capture physiological and other data. As technology changes, new portable and connected...
This paper considers the role of the criminal law in respect to revenge pornography and the adequacy of existing civil law remedies for serious invasions of privacy by means of revenge pornography.
Privacy issues are currently on the agenda of public...
This article explores how internet surveillance in the name of counterterrorism challenges privacy.
International terrorism poses serious threats to the societies it affects. The counter-terrorism measures adopted since 2001 have sought to limit the advance of terrorism but, in the process,...
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...
The Abbott Government says its proposed metadata retention laws are critical to fighting crime and terrorism.
But similar schemes in Europe have been wound back following legal challenges.
This week the District Court of The Hague scrapped the Netherlands’ data retention law, finding...
Australian government recently passed a bill on a new data retention plan that obliges telecommunications providers to keep customers' communications metadata for two years in order to provide national law enforcement and security agencies with resources necessary for fighting cyber crime. In this white paper,...
In his role as APO and CSI's new Digital Inclusion Collection curator, Dr Chris Wilson will highlight some of the older material in the collection, beginning this month with a review of the Internet Society’s Global Internet Report series.
Governments around the world are tightening control over citizens’ data and using claims of “fake news” to suppress dissent and erode trust in the internet, as well as the foundations of democracy, according to this report.