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Data surveillance

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Policy report

Countering disinformation and protecting democratic communication on encrypted messaging applications

While the debate around encrypted messaging applications and law enforcement is more relevant than ever, especially with the increased reliance on digital communication during the pandemic, this paper recommends that those looking to build policy to curb mis- and disinformation on these platforms recognise that...
Journal article

Completeness of open access FluNet influenza surveillance data for Pan-America in 2005–2019

The proposed metric outlined in this article could navigate experts in assessing open access data quality and quantity for conducting credible statistical analyses, estimating disease trends, and developing outbreak forecasting systems.
Report

Surveillance and the ‘new normal’ of COVID-19: public health, data, and justice

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.
Report

Defending peaceful assembly and association in the digital age: takedowns, shutdowns, and surveillance

This paper, supported by case studies from regions across the world, aims to provide an overview of the state of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in the digital age and a series of tailored recommendations for various stakeholders.
Report

Returning to work during the pandemic

How might Australia return to work without getting back on the elevator of exponentially growing infection and deaths? This report sketches out that path, with the answers involving mass testing, and companies funded and supported to do rapid testing, data collection and analysis.
Commentary

Will we finally look clearly at facial recognition technology?

Revelations about Clearview AI’s harvesting of online images challenge us all to think carefully about this technology’s impacts.
Report

Protection before profit: principles for the new data economy

This paper provides six principles that may help ensure that the future data economy puts the protection of people above the interests of private companies’ quest for profit, or the government’s desire to monitor.
Commentary

Explainer: what is surveillance capitalism and how does it shape our economy?

Companies scrutinise our online likes, dislikes, searches and purchases to produce data that can be used commercially. And it's often done without us understanding the full extent of the surveillance.
Conference paper

Privacy concerns and acceptance of government surveillance in Australia

This research sought to examine the factors influencing public acceptance of government surveillance in Australia.
Commentary

Data surveillance is all around us, and it’s going to change our behaviour

Enabled by exponential technological advancements in data storage, transmission and analysis, the drive to ‘datify’ our lives is creating an ultra-transparent world where we are never free from being under surveillance. Increasing aspects of our lives are now recorded as digital data that are systematically...