I mentioned the surprising tension in the findings: Despite 90% of Australians expressing concern over privacy in social media, what used to be the top reason given for withholding some private detail from an online service — that it’s none of their business — has fallen precipitiously since 2001 – from 51% to now just 25%. Australians still trust their government a great deal to protect their online privacy, but they also express concern over data being sent overseas.
These findings only strengthen the need for Australia to have a set of positive digital rights, which include oversight and accountability for government and corporate surveillance, as well as more practical positive measures to protect privacy and make it easier for people to understand.
Hear the interview and read the Storify article
Tilley, T. (October 9, 2013). How private is your online life? Triple J Hack.
- Rintel, S. (2013, August 16). Electoral silence on digital rights from both politicians and journalists. Election 2013 media panel post. The Conversation.
- Listen to my 612 ABC Brisbane interview: Levingston, R. (2013, June 11). What do you know about PRISM? 612 ABC Brisbane.
- Brief portions of a television interview are in: Hansen, D. (2013, June 10) Spying councils? Today Tonight.
- Rintel, S. (2013, June 11). Nine reasons you should care about NSA’s PRISM surveillance. The Conversation (Online).
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