Equality and Government Accountability

Privacy in the modern world

The right to privacy reflects the importance of human dignity, and underpins many other rights including freedom of association and expression. In the digital age though, our privacy is under constant threat.

In 2014, we contributed to a joint submission by civil liberties bodies around Australia on the first tranche of amendments to the national security legislation, including significant extensions to the powers of ASIO to gather intelligence and collaborate with other organisations.

RAP volunteer Gram Morris wrote about the effects of mandatory data protection laws for Spook Magazine.

RAP supervisor Matthew Albert and volunteer Dale Straughen wrote an article for Right Now arguing that the increasing use of drones should prompt a rethink of Australia’s privacy laws.