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Global encryption day 2023

Joint statement urging Australia to protect end-to-end encryption in the Online Safety Act review

21 Jun 2024

The Australian government must utilise the Online Safety Act review process to protect and encourage the use of end-to-end encryption.

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Joint statement urging Australia to protect end-to-end encryption in the Online Safety Act review
21 Jun 2024
Joint statement urging Australia to protect end-to-end encryption in the Online Safety Act review
KeepItOn 2023 Report Internet Shutdowns

Shrinking democracy, growing violence: internet shutdowns in 2023

15 May 2024

Access Now and the #KeepItOn coalition documented 283 internet shutdowns in 2023 — the highest number since 2016.

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Shrinking democracy, growing violence: internet shutdowns in 2023
15 May 2024
Shrinking democracy, growing violence: internet shutdowns in 2023
Global encryption day 2023

Submission to eSafety Commissioner, Australia on the draft Online Safety Industry Standards

22 Dec 2023

Access Now recommends eSafety Office against mandating online communication services, as well as file storage and cloud services, to proactively detect content on their platforms.

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Submission to eSafety Commissioner, Australia on the draft Online Safety Industry Standards
22 Dec 2023
Submission to eSafety Commissioner, Australia on the draft Online Safety Industry Standards
Global encryption day 2023

These safety standards lack safeguards: Australia must protect encryption

20 Dec 2023

Through an open letter, over 600 signatories are urging the eSafety Commissioner to introduce safeguards fo encrypted services in the Online Safety Codes.

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These safety standards lack safeguards: Australia must protect encryption
20 Dec 2023
These safety standards lack safeguards: Australia must protect encryption
Global encryption day 2023

Joint letter: the Australian government must incorporate safeguards for encryption in the online safety codes

21 Oct 2023

The Australian government must incorporate safeguards for end-to-end encryption in the online safety codes.

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Joint letter: the Australian government must incorporate safeguards for encryption in the online safety codes
21 Oct 2023
Joint letter: the Australian government must incorporate safeguards for encryption in the online safety codes
India’s Digital Personal Data Protection Bill passed: “it’s a bad law”

Australia inching towards needed privacy reforms, yet encryption at risk

28 Sep 2023

Access Now urges the Australian government to develop draft legislation on privacy-impacting obligations and ensuring safeguards for encryption. 

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Australia inching towards needed privacy reforms, yet encryption at risk
28 Sep 2023
Australia inching towards needed privacy reforms, yet encryption at risk

Secure Australia

28 Aug 2023

We demand members of government in Australia: privacy, security, and integrity for our communications and systems.

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Secure Australia
28 Aug 2023
Secure Australia
Australia's privacy laws

Australia’s privacy laws are getting an update — here’s what we recommend

19 Jan 2022

Australians’ privacy hangs in the balance as the government reviews the Privacy Act 1988. Here are the legal changes Australians should fight for.

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Australia’s privacy laws are getting an update — here’s what we recommend
19 Jan 2022
Australia’s privacy laws are getting an update — here’s what we recommend

Surveillance state incoming with Australia’s “hacking” bill

10 Sep 2021

Australia’s new “hacking” bill violates privacy and security, and is bound to have global implications.

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Surveillance state incoming with Australia’s “hacking” bill
10 Sep 2021
Surveillance state incoming with Australia’s “hacking” bill

To protect human rights, identify and disrupt Australia’s “hacking bill”

17 Aug 2021
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To protect human rights, identify and disrupt Australia’s “hacking bill”
17 Aug 2021
To protect human rights, identify and disrupt Australia’s “hacking bill”