When it comes to stopping the spread of misinformation, Australia is heading down the road of self-regulation, and a set of rules that the companies who currently propagate that misinformation will likely help to draft. What could possibly go wrong? This morning the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has

The industry group representing technology companies including Google and Facebook has pushed back on the ACCC’s recommendation that the government should strengthen the protections in the Privacy Act. Responding to the ACCC Digital Platform Inquiry report, which made 23 recommendations, the Digital Industry Group (DIGI) has argued Australia cannot afford

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With economic growth rates slowing to 18 year lows the federal government has pledged to overhaul its skilled migration system beginning with a review of the eligible occupation lists. Any changes won’t take effect until March 2020, and the focus will be on regional areas. The tech sector meanwhile is

Tech companies and the Law Council of Australia have pushed back on Scott Morrison’s new social media laws, saying they are being rushed through Parliament without proper consultation or consideration of consequences. Scott Morrison proposed the new laws in the wake of the Christchurch killings, where a gunman live streamed

The local tech industry has reiterated its concerns over Australia’s controversial encryption laws, as Australian Federal Police documents reveal the new powers are already being exercised.  The Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018 passed in a hasty fashion on the final sitting day of parliament last

It is a fairly binary question: should paedophiles have an absolute right to privacy? Should those who would do the community harm through acts of mass murder be allowed to operate free from digital harassment by law enforcement and intelligence services? Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter And if