Faure Walker said: “Facebook’s actions in Australia demonstrate precisely why we need jurisdictions across the globe, including the UK, to coordinate to deliver robust regulation to create a truly level playing between the tech giants and news publishers.”.
Facebook has been dealt a blow in its fight to fend off Australian legal action surrounding the Cambridge Analytica scandal, with the tech giant failing to convince the federal court it does not carry out business in Australia.
Popular video messaging app TikTok may be “a data collection service disguised as social media” that requires greater scrutiny by Australian users, the deputy chair of the Foreign Interference through Social Media inquiry has said.
Mobile phone tracking software could be compulsory if not enough Australians voluntarily download the application to help in coronavirus case tracing."One of the things that would occur if that was the government response would be people would simply stop taking their phone to places," he told reporters.
As ITNews reports, WA transport minister Rita Saffioti introduced Transport Legislation Amendment (Identity Matching Services) Bill 2020, which will allow photos, signatures, and other information to be shared with the NDLFRS database.
Noble said that “while much of our cybersecurity role, and the protection of Australia’s digital borders, is conducted domestically – ASD is prohibited by legislation from producing intelligence on Australian persons except in rare circumstances, and only then under the authority of a ministerial authorisation”.
The coalition called for an "enforceable federal human rights framework" to prevent Australia being the weakest link in the Five Eyes network, as well as for protection for whistleblowers in relation to the encryption laws, and the use of warrants and judicial content for notices issued.
The Australian federal police have raided the home of News Corp Australia journalist Annika Smethurst investigating the publication of a leaked plan to allow government spying on Australians.
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The Consumer Data Right (CDR), which begins to come online mid-year, aims to give Australians more agency to access and control parts of their personal information.
Oracle levelled the claims in a document provided to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s digital platforms inquiry the regulator made public on Tuesday along with 26 other submissions including News Corp Australia’s, urging the ACCC to recommend to the Government that Google be split up.
A collective of companies and civil liberty groups including Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Privacy International, Linux Australia, and the Electronics Frontier Foundation have issued a warning that requirements to silently add law enforcement into encryption chats could introduce vulnerabilities and create new risks to systems.
Australia's parliament passed controversial legislation on Thursday that will allow the country's intelligence and law enforcement agencies to demand access to end-to-end encrypted digital communications.
We can’t include a backdoor in Signal, but that isn’t a new dynamic either. Although we can’t include a backdoor in Signal, the Australian government could attempt to block the service or restrict access to the app itself.
The main political parties in Australia have made a deal to pass controversial and sweeping laws granting authorities the legal powers to access encrypted communications. Despite protests from privacy campaigners and companies including Facebook and Google, the Liberal-National coalition government and the opposition Labor Party have struck a deal to pass the law.
In a submission [PDF] to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security -- which is currently reviewing the legislation as the government attempts to ram it through Parliament -- Cisco called out Canberra for not allowing greater transparency on disclosing notices and requests from Australian authorities to access encrypted communications.