Turnbull hates your privacy online

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You will have seen the Facebook/Cambridge Analytics news, and the ongoing conversation about informed consent and surveillance. EFA is proud to be at the forefront of this conversation, representing the digital rights of all Australians in this important conversation.

We see today that the Australian government is still pushing for an encryption backdoor, and isn’t engaging with the Australian public about what they intend to do. The bill is apparently in “advanced stages” without any transparency on its impact to your privacy and security.

There are signs Labor may oppose the legislation, so all is not yet lost.

“Labor, which has typically supported the government in matters of national security, remains sceptical additional legislation of this nature is practical.”

Meanwhile the Department of Home Affairs is still building its Panopticon-like Facial Identification Service and ignoring the concerns of the Australian public. It sees concerns about letting privacy companies access the system as “overblown”.

“Home Affairs said that there should not be a warrant required in order to access the Face ID system.”

Your digital rights are being attacked by powerful and well-funded adversaries. We only stand a chance if we stand together to oppose them.

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Your EFA Chair,

Lyndsey Jackson

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