The Edit: Data, Encryption and the Law


How do journalists keep their data and communications safe in 2019?

With new encryption laws on the horizon for Australia and dozens of apps and platforms for journalists to use, The Edit is providing a 90-minute workshop for young journalists, producers and news makers to learn from legal and tech experts.

Since 1994, Electronic Frontiers Australia has been promoting and protecting digital rights in Australia. EFA Vice-Chair Peter Tonoli is an IT specialist at the University of Melbourne, and an information architecture and security consultant for a number of free speech and data sovereignty based organisations. Justin Warren is an IT veteran with over 20 years experience as an technology analyst and coder, and a board member of EFA.

Veronica Scott is a senior lawyer in MinterEllison’s Media and Communications team and leader of the firm’s National Privacy Group. Her work covers all aspects of content gathering, creation and publication and big data across traditional and new media, including print, broadcasting and digital. She has worked with Buzzfeed, Crikey!, Bloomberg and Fairfax Media.

The Edit is open to young and early career journalists, as well as journalism students.

Date & Time: Monday 25 February, 6:00 – 8pm (forum kicks off at 6:30pm)

Location: Parliament Room, The Imperial Hotel, 2-8 Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD

Price: $15 per person includes a drink and snacks

Start your booking below or click here to go to our Eventbrite page.

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Membership is $85 for journalists, $110 for associate members and $40 for students.

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