Just as AG George Brandis launches a massive expansion of surveillance and data retention, a serious warning from America warns about the dangers to democracy of such moves. 31 July 2014
CLA proposes a sensible, consolidated Code of Security and Intelligence laws, to be drafted by security monitor Bret Walker, in this submission to a T’coms inquiry. 30 July 2014
PISA (police, intelligence and security agencies) want to know everything about your data and you: Bernard Keane explains why that’s not such a reasonable idea. 26 July 2014
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
Death reigns from the sky when a king-like President Obama bypasses the rule of law for assassination by stealth using the world’s latest weapons of indiscriminate destruction. 10 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.
Fingerprinting of schoolchildren needs proper privacy impact assessment, and parents must have free choice about whether to allow their children to be caught up in the technology, CLA says.
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.
The closest we get to open and public debate on security and surveillance in Australia is this type of childish bickering: Attorney General, you can and should do better.