Q: What are the consequences of digital disruption for how people in our region engage with their world, connect with communities of interest, and interrogate news and ideas?
Q: How much say do individuals and government have over data collection and access, content management, speech standards, intellectual property, and consumer rights on these digital platforms?
Q: What are the responsibilities of the private entities behind these platforms?
Thank you for honouring me with the opportunity to say a few words and launch your excellent report. And without delay may I congratulate you for your admirable hard work. I would like to acknowledge the chief investigators of the Digital Rights and Governance in Australia and Asia project that gave rise to the Digital […]
It’s not too late to fight for our digital rights. Here’s how we start | Ariadne Vromen, Kimberlee Weatherall, Fiona Martin, Gerard Goggin
Uber’s admission that it covered up a major data hack affecting 57 million users is the latest example of a mass infringement of digital rights. As our worlds move ever more online, to the benefit of major technology firms such as Uber, Facebook, and Google, the need for a frank and open discussion about our […]
Millennials don’t care about privacy because they share (or overshare) their life on social media, right? But it’s not actually that simple. A new survey sheds some light on what young Australians really think about online privacy. The survey of 1,600 people, commissioned by the digital rights and governance group at the University of Sydney, asked […]
Germany recently passed legislation, the first of its kind in the world, which will make social media platforms accountable for fake news. From October, social media such as Facebook and Twitter could be liable for a 50 million Euro fine for every nasty, defamatory or villifying post it fails to remove. One of the triggers […]