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
Our personal privacy took a battering in the past year from our own government and the America’s NSA. What have Australians lost, and how do we get it back?
Adults using Facebook should be free to read and watch mostly what they want, CLA believes. Sometimes, gruesome material can help motivate people to campaign against what offends them.
The world is fighting back against overweening US surveillance of private global communications, such as phone calls and emails, with moves to create a new protocol to human rights agreements.
With fresh calls for the federal government to adopt mandatory data retention, what’s going on with surveillance in Australia’s greenest destination? Clare Blumer of the Global Mail reports, with help from CLA’s Richard Griggs
When we fight for the right to remain anonymous, it’s us against the US intelligence-industrial complex, through a PRISM where truth and justice bend to the American way. CLA’s V-P Tim Vines presents…
The US surveillance state is so anti-democratic that even the leading American newspaper, The New York Times, is railing against it. US e-hegemony is becoming a form of communication terrorism, excising privacy from citizens of the world.
If the internet initially reduced the traditional advantages governments have had in controlling information, governments have dug deep to try to restore that advantage, given the value of information.
Trade-offs over our personal privacy are all around us, CLA’s Vice-President Tim Vines says in this story from The Australian, but often we get no chance to have our say about what level of privacy we want, and our consent is assumed. It shouldn’t be, he says.
There’s a Bill lurking in the halls of federal parliament that should be amended before it is voted on again. The proposed data breach notification law – where you are told if someone secretly taps into your bank account, for example – contains major flaws which could be easily fixed,