Mass vaccination is needed to mitigate against the effects of COVID-19, and to help Australia start to ease restrictions. This paper explores some fundamental principles which form the blueprint for a safe and ethical 'vaccination passport' system.
This report aims to increase awareness of the hostile environment for security research in four Latin American countries — Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, and Mexico — and propose solutions to protect this important work.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This research sought to examine the factors influencing public acceptance of government surveillance in Australia.