Transport cards are convenient, for government and citizens, but do they cost us privacy…and how much are authorities trading our details to their benefit? 16 June 2014
Australia’s securitazi are supposedly oversighted by independent agencies and MPs, but in reality nobody closely supervises the shadowy out-of-sight and -mind faceless and nameless operatives. 11 June 2014
The baby has gone out with the bathwater in the Budget ‘reorganisation’ of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. Transparency is the main casualty: 7 June 2014
Should having an odd name cost someone greater judicial penalties? That’s a question behind the “right to be forgotten” debate just begun in Europe and coming to Australia.
Facebook vigilante pages over pedophiles pose dangers that can lead to violence and more pedophile offending, experts warn. Hear what CLA’s Tasmanian Director, Richard Griggs, has to say.
Privacy protection should mean notification in advance, before confidential information is sent willy-nilly out of Australia, Dr Terry Dwyer writes, countering Privacy Commissioner Tim Pilgrim’s arguments.
CLA supports the call of web inventor, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, for civil society worldwide to develop a ‘bill of rights’ to protect our liberties and freedoms online.
Sometimes, conservative governments can introduce liberties and rights that governments of the left can’t, Prof George Williams says. We should hold out hope for progress under PM Abbott.
2014 is improved transparency year: new privacy principles in March, and in April joining an international Open Government Partnership. We need to ensure the government doesn’t backslide.
A hush-hush trade agreement, being negotiated by 12 governments behind closed doors, is possibly the greatest current threat to the civil liberties of all Australians, Pauline Westwood writes