Internet

Alternate Term Label:
World Wide Web
Working paper

Affordability of communications services for low income households

In 2017, the Bureau of Communications and Arts Research found that the affordability of communications services in Australia had improved overall. In general, consumers were getting better value as prices stayed the same or fell, while product inclusions (such as data) increased. This paper updates...
Report

Lessons from COVID-19 for 5G and internet security

With China’s credibility damaged over the early denials of the lethality of the COVID-19 virus, can Western nations trust its official assurances on 5G neutrality? Are we prepared for the worst if the fears about 5G became a reality? Randolph Mank explores the issues in...
Dataset

8146.0 - Household Use of Information Technology, Australia, 2016-17

Presented by various demographic and geographic splits, this release includes estimates on household and personal internet use in Australia.
Report

Online hate speech

Hate speech is recognised as a growing online issue which can negatively impact a person’s mental health, general wellbeing and online engagement. This research report is the result of collaboration between the eSafety Commissioner in Australia, Netsafe in New Zealand and United Kingdom’s Safer Internet...
Report

Surveillance on UK council websites

This report from software developer, Brave, reveals that people seeking help for addiction, disability, and poverty on council websites are profiled by private companies in the United Kingdom. None of the data collecting companies recorded in this study had received consent from the website visitor...
Report

Review of online targeting: final report and recommendations

Using machine learning, online targeting systems predict what content is most likely to interest people, and influence people to behave in a particular way. This research report shows that people welcome the convenience these systems offer, but express concern when they learn about the systems’...
Strategy

Regulating in the digital age

This Australian government’s response to the Digital Platforms Inquiry outlines a roadmap for a program of work and series of reforms to promote competition, enhance consumer protection and support a sustainable Australian media landscape in the digital age.
Article

Digital in APAC 2016

This report into all things digital, social and mobile in Asia-Pacific shows that there has been remarkable growth in the use of connected media and devices over the past 18 months. Here are the headline numbers for digital connectivity in APAC: Internet users in APAC...
Report

Surveillance giants: how the business model of Google and Facebook threatens human rights

Google and Facebook help connect the world and provide crucial services to billions. However, this report argues that their surveillance-based business model is inherently incompatible with the right to privacy and poses a threat to a range of other rights, including freedom of opinion and...
Report

EU–US relations on internet governance

This research paper is part of a series commissioned by the EU Delegation to the United States. The purpose of this paper is to provide new perspectives and proposals to improve the effectiveness of EU–US relations on internet governance. It explores converging and diverging ideological...