This report maps a range of social fault lines and data-related challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has raised. In the process, it highlights some emerging best practices and lessons learned that can guide future emergency responses.
This report examines the use of electronic monitoring in franchises and the difference in incentives between franchise models that resemble independent entrepreneurship versus employment. The author argues that franchising provides a useful lens for policymakers to think about how to assign legal rights and responsibilities...
The use of live automated facial recognition (AFR) systems in England and Wales for law enforcement purposes has been the subject of criticism concerning the inadequacy of governance of the technology. This working paper contributes to public policy literature on technology governance, exploring governance through...
This review comprehensively examined the effectiveness of the legislative framework governing the National Intelligence Community, and prepared findings and recommendations for reforms. The review was supported by a Secretariat in the Attorney-General's Department (Australia).
This paper argues that the onus is on democracies to do more to counter the harmful aspects of China’s global technology agenda, and to find ways to harness technology, including artificial intelligence, for the global public good, while preserving hard-won democratic rights and liberties.
NHS Test and Trace (NHSTT) is England’s COVID-19 contact tracing programme. This report outlines how the programme works and analyses the key stages in the development of testing and contact tracing in England. Following this, it highlights some of the ongoing challenges faced by NHSTT...
This report gives evidence of the gaps in the current European Union (EU) export regulation framework for digital surveillance technologies and provides the EU institutions and its member states with actionable recommendations to improve the protections of human rights.
Victoria Police trial of digitally recorded evidence in chief – family violence: final evaluation report
Although many Australian and international jurisdictions have trialled police body-worn cameras, existing research and literature narrowly centres on police use of force and civilian complaints. This review highlights the paucity of evidence on the use of pre-recorded evidence in family violence matters.
Technology and power: understanding issues of insecure work and technological change in Australian workplaces
Mapping existing trends and concerns held by workers across a diverse range of industries, this submission discusses workplace technologies in the context of different labour processes and employment relationships.
Mobile health apps have played an important role in mitigating the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response. The aim of this research is to scope the evidence base on apps that were developed in response to COVID-19.