This week was a huge one for online regulation, with the much anticipated updates to the Privacy Act review dropping, including a specific Online Privacy Bill, the latest ACCC report on competition in search, and a private member’s bill on social media defamation. READ Social media giants face $10m fines […]
As world leaders debate the planet’s future at COP26, the Morrison government’s ‘plan’ places distinct emphasis on new technology. This session of Burning Platforms discusses the environmental impacts of technological development as part of the NetThing internet governance conference. sourceThis post was aggregated from The Australia Institute Centre for Responsible […]
Western democracy has always been anchored by the idea of a public space where people gather to share ideas, mediate difference and make sense of the world. When Facebook blocked Australian users from viewing or sharing news in 2021, it sounded the alarm worldwide on our growing reliance on global […]
This Tech Check Digest is heavy with government announcements, speeches and declarations around technology: READ Morrison’s critical tech announcement barely holds any substance (via ZDnet). Prime Minister Scott Morrisson unveiled a new Blueprint for Critical Technologies during an event with a similar namesake run by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. […]
The metaverse – a complete virtual world that promises to be the next phase of the web is not a new concept. It’s entered pop culture in many examples which most will be familiar with – like the dystopia of the leather and PVC clad hacker anarchists from 1999’s ‘Matrix’, or the more […]
On this Tech Check we see how technology regulation and governance plays out differently depending on where you sit, as we collectively grapple with our technology-mediated world: READ New resources to combat disinformation through tech lobby group slammed as woefully inadequate (via Innovation Aus). Australia’s local technology lobby group DIGI […]
On the radar for Tech Check – big moves by and against Google, Amazon tries to make surveillance look cute, and more on the Wall Street Journal’s excoriating exposés on Facebook: READ WATCH LISTEN EVENTS sourceThis post was aggregated from The Australia Institute Centre for Responsible Technology (https://www.centreforresponsibletechnology.org.au).
11am Friday 28 January 2022 E&OE Transcript House of Representatives Select Committee on Social Media and Online SafetyInquiry into the Social Media and Online Safety Opening Remarks – Peter Lewis, Director of the Australia Institute’s Centre for Responsible Technology: sourceThis post was aggregated from The Australia Institute Centre for Responsible […]