The Victorian government wants to harvest the data of its citizens en masse. But doing so would undermine the state's human rights charter and the principles it is meant to protect.
The regulatory tide has turned against big tech companies with a vengeance — but will consumer interests be addressed in the rush to regulate?
While the focus on the abuse of personal data has been on the major tech companies, banks have been engaged in the same process for years.
The ACCC is trying to get to grips with how to regulate Google and Facebook. You'd think that would be good news to the groups currently being dominated...
Human Services Minister Michael Keenan is sick of the government being portrayed as Big Brother. Maybe if it stopped behaving in ways straight out of 1984, he wouldn't have that problem.
The government's war on encryption inevitably means whistleblowers, journalists, lawyers and opposition politicians will be targeted by security agencies, like they have with mass surveillance laws.
Australians are ripe for targeting in the war on encryption because we have no human rights or privacy protections and no effective oversight of security agencies.
Crikey readers discuss the Chelsea Manning visa denial and the neoliberalism of the Productivity Commission.
The government has unveiled a bill to enable it to force tech companies to cooperate with its efforts to defeat encryption, including by planting viruses on devices.