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Australia: UN Human Rights Expert Warns Proposed Cybersecurity Bill Is Too Extreme

GENEVA (18 October 2018) – The Australian Government should drop its “fatally flawed” proposed legislation that forces tech companies to help spy on citizens in various ways, including granting access to phones and other devices, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy said today.

Joseph Cannataci said that the Government’s Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018 was “a poorly conceived national security measure equally as likely to endanger security as not”.

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10th Annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum

The tenth annual meeting of the IGF will be held from the 10th to the 13th of November 2015 in João Pessoa, Brazil. More than 2,000 participants from over 100 countries are expected to attend and participate in the four-day meeting, with thousands more actively participating online.  The overarching theme for the 2015 IGF, derived by consensus of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) together with all IGF stakeholders is: Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development. Continue reading