It’s been quite a few weeks between posts … nevertheless, the copyright bill mentioned in my April post has not yet passed Parliament, but more “piracy” site blocking applications have progressed in the Federal Court. Fairfax’s Michael Bachelard wrote about how our defamation laws stop important Australian stories from being told and the Senate kicked off an Inquiry on Public Interest Journalism.
The AFP admitted that it had accessed telecommunications data without the required journalist information warrant and the Ombudsman released its report on agency access to stored communications and telecommunications data. I also read also some engaging and important stories about technology including on algorithms and bias, and the enduring myth of the hacker boy-band. That’s just some of the (relatively) recent law + tech news & views. Happy reading!