Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • Rights groups and tech giants form alliance to fight encryption bill

    Digital Rights Watch, the Human Rights Law Centre, Amnesty International and Access Now have joined forces with a number of industry bodies representing the likes of Google, Facebook, Apple and Telstra to reject the government’s so called ‘encryption bill’.

    Written by George Nott03 Oct. 18 08:49
  • EFA urges trade ministers not to sign final TPP agreement

    Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) is urging trade ministers not to sign the final Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. The signing is due to take place on February 4 in New Zealand.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett01 Feb. 16 16:26
  • EFA endorses petition against criminalisation of cryptography research

    Civil liberties group Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) has endorsed a petition against an amendment to the <i>Defence Trade Controls Act</i>, arguing that it could prevent local researchers from participating in international studies.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett16 July 15 15:03
  • Mixed responses from industry on data retention bill

    The government's new data retention bill has drawn mixed responses from industry with iiNet and Electronic Frontiers Australia opposing the legislation while Telstra is voicing its support.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett30 Oct. 14 16:16
  • EFA hits out at government's data retention plans

    Civil liberties group Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) has voiced fears that the government is playing up concerns about terrorism to justify increases to its surveillance powers through a mandatory date retention scheme.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett05 Aug. 14 15:59
  • TPP may force ISPs to police online activity

    Web companies and user groups worldwide believe copyright-related proposals included in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement will force ISPs to police their customers' online activities.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett10 July 14 15:25
  • Industry, activists welcome Internet filter back down

    Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) and the Internet Industry Association (IIA) have welcomed the federal government’s back down on Internet filtering, now limiting blocked websites to child abuse sites.

    Written by Stephanie McDonald09 Nov. 12 12:04
  • Cloud 'exacerbates' privacy issues: EFA

    Educating the enterprise about the privacy risks of using the cloud is vital, Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) has warned.

    Written by Lisa Banks01 Dec. 10 09:55
  • ACTA treaty could pressure future changes for Aussie laws: EFA

    Although the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) will not require any immediate changes to Australian laws, the Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) has expressed concern over potential future pressures on Australian copyright control from other countries.

    Written by Chloe Herrick25 Nov. 10 11:19
  • Industry reacts to Net filter delay

    There were mixed reactions from politicians, industry and lobbyists on Friday to communications minister, Stephen Conroy’s revelation that the Government’s controversial internet filtering legislation would be delayed for a year while a review was held into the Refused Classification category of content which the filter would block.

    Written by Renai LeMay12 July 10 12:34