Digital convergence


Digital frontrunners: country spotlights 2019

New technology, ageing populations, and globalisation are driving some of the biggest changes in labour markets around the world. This report provides a snapshot of how the 'digital frontrunner' countries are delivering a digital economy for all.

Shoshana Zuboff on the undetectable, indecipherable world of surveillance capitalism

This article is an edited and condensed version of a conversation with Harvard Professor Shoshana Zuboff, in which Zuboff shares an in-depth explanation of the workings of surveillance capitalism, how to “awaken the public mind” to its dangers, and how to rescue the digital future...

Protecting critical national infrastructure in an era of IT and OT convergence

A lesson learned from IT security over the past decade is that impacts are severe unless security is considered up front and threats are managed proactively rather than reactively. As the convergence of IT and OT gathers pace in our critical national infrastructure, urgent action...

Privacy in a world of the internet of things: a legal and regulatory perspective

This paper reveals findings from the research project around understanding and rethinking what ‘privacy’ means to individuals and IoT designers/developers in the realm of increasing digital connectivity.

Media ownership reforms

This guide provides a concise overview of the current state of cross-media ownership rules in Australia and the potential reforms that are on the Coalition’s agenda.
Journal article

Individuation and the synthesized network: An approach to digital convergence

This paper proposes an analysis of digital convergence through the concepts of French philosopher Gilbert Simondon, who develops a theory of technicity as a mode of existence of humanity on par with religion, science and art, and describes an evolution of technicity that culminates in...

Convergence, media and the ACCC

In this address to Morgan Stanley Analysts, the ACCC’s Ed Willett describes how, in light of the Minister for Communications’ discussion paper Meeting the digital challenge, the commission is considering how the Trade Practices Act would apply to cross media mergers in the event that...