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Europe says no to data retention, so why is it an option in Australia?

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The Conversation published an article by Angela Daly and myself: “Europe says no to data retention, so why is it an option in Australia?“

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ACT Police Twitter Forum

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I commented in the Canberra Times on the ACT Police conducting a public Q&A forum via Twitter. I said that: “[...] police PR is very difficult given we typically interact with the police only in times of trouble/crisis, so I’d say this was rather successful.” “Answers to more difficult questions got ‘well it’s complicated’ responses,” he said. […]

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If I Could Say One Thing

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I represented Electronic Frontiers Australia on the ABC consumer affairs show The Checkout. In my “If I Could Say One Thing” segment I discussed ways of dealing with Internet tracking by advertisers and third parties. Here is the script, including links: Hi, I’m Dr Sean Rintel, Chair of digital rights group Electronic Frontiers Australia. I could […]

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Australia Needs Fair Use

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I was quoted in Delimiter on the introduction of Fair Use to Australia in the wake of the ALRC report released on February 13, 2014. The quote came from the Electronic Frontiers Australia fair use media release: “EFA believes that the introduction of a broad fair use exception into Australian copyright law is a critical and […]

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Big data ethics: When did you consent to Facebook’s self-censorship research?

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When did you consent to Facebook’s self-censorship research? By Sean Rintel Are corporate and academic research ethics up to the task of dealing with the “cool but creepy” dilemmas of big data? A recent paper, Self Censorship on Facebook, shows that Facebook wants to know why users might abort a post at the last minute, […]

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