Online Privacy Bill Could Change Social Media in Australia

Yesterday the Morrison Government released the exposure draft of a potentially game-changing new online privacy bill. The Online Privacy Bill would target social media platforms’ use of their users’ private information. According to the explanatory paper, the Bill was drafted in response to the 2018 Facebook/Cambridge Analytica data mining scandal. The scandal revealed that Facebook…

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Australia Lobbied Against Environmental Interests, Says Greenpeace Leak

Documents leaked to Greenpeace’s Unearthed investigations report suggest Australia may have attempted to water down findings of the upcoming report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It is typical of governments to provide feedback on IPCC reports prior to their publication. However, the recent leak to Unearthed indicates an Australian government official objected…