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Greens Announce Digital Rights Commissioner

With more and more Australians conducting more and more of their education, business, finance and social lives online, the Australian Greens have announced a plan for an independent human rights commissioner for digital rights, to advocate for the online safety, accessibility, privacy and security of all Australians, Greens communications spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam said today.

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Strong digital encryption

NOTICE OF MOTION

22 February 2016

I give notice that on the next day of sitting I shall move that - 

The Senate -

1. Notes;

a. Strong digital encryption protects the personal and financial information of millions of people;

b. Encryption is an important tool to prevent identity theft and other crime;

c. Encryption ensures that public interest whistleblowers, journalists and other civil  society actors can conduct their activities more securely;

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Just make the content available: Greens

Australian Greens Communications Spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam has again called for rights holders to dedicate their resources to making content more readily available instead of launching yet another costly court proceeding.

“Village Roadshow and other rights holders have been too slow to adapt to changing viewer habits, and again appear to be fighting progress with litigation instead of innovation,” Senator Ludlam said.

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Encryption keeps everyone safe: Greens

Encryption technology is used by millions of people every day to manage financial transactions, to protect against identity theft and to keep their medical and other personal information safe, and developers of the technology should not be bullied by governments into making those protections weaker, the Australian Greens said today.

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Stand up for digital rights

On February 11, 2014: around the globe more than 5200 websites, with audiences ranging from sub-niche to hundreds of millions, were blacked out. Our cause is deadly serious: government surveillance overkill that compromises privacy, the rule of law, journalism and democracy itself. It was the day we fought back.

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Senator awarded for achievements in digital rights

Senator awarded for achievements in digital rights

 

Greens Senator Scott Ludlam said he is humbled to receive the Electronic Frontiers Australia’s (EFA) inaugural Lifetime Achievement award for services to digital rights at their 20th anniversary celebrations tonight.

Founded in January 1994 to protect and promote the civil liberties of electronic communications systems users, EFA has grown to become the major voice in Australia promoting and advocating for digital freedom, access and privacy.

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