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The Edit: Encryption, Data and the Law


"New encryption laws threaten journalism: tech experts"


Who has access to your metadata? Can the government actually read your encrypted Whatsapp messages sent between you and your anonymous source? What does it mean to operate safely online in the post-Snowden world of data surveillance?

At the Edit's first event for 2019, we spoke data, privacy and encryption with tech and legal experts Veronica Scott (Minter Ellison), Peter Tonoli (Electronic Frontiers Australia) and Justin Warren (EFA). They coached us through techniques to understand the increasingly nebulous online world of metadata and Australia's controversial new encryption laws.

Resources:

Electronic Frontiers Australia - Electronic Frontiers Australia Inc. (EFA) is a non-profit national organisation that has been promoting and protecting digital rights (civil liberties) in Australia since it was established in January 1994
Twitter: @efa_oz
Justin Warren: @jpwarren
Peter Tonoli: @peter_tonoli
 
Electronic Frontiers Foundation - A Leading US nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development.The leading nonprofit defending digital privacy, free speech, and innovation. EFA is not affiliated with EFF.
Twitter: @eff
 
Minter Ellison Intellect Blog - Perspectives on technology, media and telecommunications from MinterEllison's leading TMT industry group
Veronica Scott: @V_Scott15
 
Cyber Secure Yourself - A website with a basic checklist of tools and behaviour changes that can help make you more cyber secure
 
Irish-Australian journalist Gerard Ryle directed The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Panama Papers leaks. It was a truly mammoth investigation involving years of work by journalists across over 80 countries. As such, it's an interesting case study in how to collaborate digitally whilst working with sensitive data. Read more here, here and here.

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