A call for the government to implement a widespread internet filter in addition to allowing rights holders to get piracy sites blocked shows that the legislation will be an open door for full internet censorship in Australia.
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The cost for Australia's internet service providers to block websites under the government's proposed copyright legislation, introduced in parliament on Thursday, has been estimated at over AU$130,000 per year.
The next evolution of the internet will embed sensors into nearly everything around us. Dealing with the privacy and security implications of that will be one of the biggest challenges of the next century.
Legislation that will allow rights holders to get piracy websites blocked by Australian internet service providers will hit the parliament in the first half of 2015.
Thousands of Hungarians are planning a demonstration against the country's internet tax plan, with businesses and ISPs also criticising the legislation.
A proposal to turn unused top level domains into a safe harbour for privacy-focused services has stirred up controversy in its native Norway.
Labor senators voted with government senators to defeat Greens and cross-bench attempts to limit ASIO's new expansive powers to spy on all Australian internet users, as the legislation passed the Senate overnight.
The Australian Law Reform Commission has recommended a tort be implemented for serious invasions of privacy in the digital world, but has stepped back from a safe harbour proposal for internet companies that host content deemed to invade a person's privacy.
The broad definition of a 'network' in new national security legislation could give Australia's top spy agency access to just about every computer on the internet, according to legal experts.
A highly anticipated talk by two Carnegie Mellon University researchers on how to identify users of the Tor internet privacy network has been axed from the Black Hat USA 2014 conference next month.
The idea that the internet generations don't care about privacy is a myth — so talk to them and find out the truth before collecting their personal data.
Sick and tired of an internet where the National Security Agency may be tracking your every online move? So is an alliance of privacy groups and technology companies, which is proposing that users reclaim their privacy on the Internet.
The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has proposed that, within reason, "internet intermediaries" should not be held responsible for any privacy invasions conducted over their services.
Key provisions around net neutrality, right to privacy and freedom of expression online are part of the country's first "Internet Constitution"
It's not good. It's not newly bad. It's just not good. In other words, it's another week and yet more mess. CISPA may be coming back for another round, lots of countries are on the whine-path, and Zuckerberg "unlikes" Obama's tactics regarding Internet privacy.
Dave Eggers' latest novel offers an Orwellian take on a social-media-driven world where all-powerful internet corporations decree that 'Privacy is theft'.
Despite thinking that the public is not that concerned about data and communication privacy issues, the British prime minister has acknowledged that legislation around these must be modernised.
Four areas of cooperation include a multilateral framework for governance, use of the Internet under UN scrutiny, clamping down on illegal online behavior, and joint efforts in protecting privacy.
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