IP Australia must give proper weighting to community rights in deciding the formal ‘objects’ for the Patents Act. Australia must also be free to address clear societal need.
Without privacy, other key freedoms also disappear, and democracy itself disintegrates, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has told the UN. She has called for a new UN-run internet.
Young people are handing their their personal IDs to bouncers and bar staff under pub scanning regimes which mostly infringe privacy rules and principles, Bill Rowlings of CLA says
Hiding behind the election’s caretaker mode, Oz spooks have imposed a blackout on explaining Australia’s use of PRISM and other immoral uberveillance. Where’s IGIS when you need her?
Through the US prism of self-righteousness, no secret spying is ever illegal. But America’s moral bankruptcy should not cause Australia’s chief law officer to deny truth, reality and the law.
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.