RECENT SUBMISSIONS

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Identify & Disrupt Bill | Submission to Parliamentary PJCIS

Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security on the Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Bill 2020 (“the Bill”).

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Online Safety Act | Submission to Departmental Consultation

Submission to the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications about its proposed Consultation on a Bill for a new Online Safety Act, in relation to an exposure draft released on December 23, 2020.

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Review of the Privacy Act | Submission to Attorney-General's Department

The Attorney-General’s department is reviewing the Privacy Act 1988 to ensure privacy settings empower consumers, protect their data and best serve the Australian economy. This submission is in response to an issues paper released to initiate that review.

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International Production Orders Bill | Submission to PJCIS

A submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security on the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment International Production Orders Bill. We are supportive of the Bill’s broader goal to support the introduction of the CLOUD Act in Australia as a way for companies to provide information to law enforcement while maintaining robust procedural protections for privacy and civil liberties.

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Human Rights & Technology | Submission to Australian Human Rights Commission

DIGI has been engaging with the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Human Rights & Technology Project. In this submission, DIGI advocates for outcomes-based policy approaches that mitigate harm in the application of AI, rather than centralised approaches that focus on the technology itself.

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Classification Review | Submission to Department of Communications

A short submission to the Classification Review has now been published where we briefly agree with the position in the discussion paper that the definition of “film” in the Classification Act is too broad in encompassing almost all content online.

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Proposed Online Safety Act | Submission to the Department of Communications

Submission to the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications about its proposed Online Safety Act as outlined in the Online Safety Legislative Reform discussion paper. DIGI shares the Government’s strong commitment to online safety, and we are supportive of efforts to streamline online safety legislation under one consolidated Online Safety Act.

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Review of Model Defamation Provisions | Submission to the Council of Attorneys-General

Submission to the Council of Attorneys-General Defamation Working Party on the draft Model Defamation Amendment Provisions 2020. A national process is underway to reform Australian defamation law, and DIGI has offered recommendations to the first stage of the process about how to create fair process for people who have their reputations seriously maligned while protecting the wide range of small and large businesses that host content.

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Financial and Regulatory Technology | Submission to Select Committee

DIGI provided a submission to the Select Committee on Financial and Regulatory Technology about how Australia might grow its FinTech and RegTech industries.

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Artificial Intelligence Project | Submission to the Australian Communications & Media Authority

DIGI offered some considerations and information in relation to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital platforms for the ACMA to consider in its work to better understand applications of AI in the communications and media sectors.

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Australia’s 2020 Cyber Security Strategy | Submission to Department of Home Affairs

DIGI submitted a response to Australia’s 2020 Cyber Security Strategy, offering several high-level considerations for the Government in informing its areas for further analysis and investment.

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Review of the AA Act | Joint submission to INSLM

Along with several other industry associations including the Communications Alliance, this is a joint submission to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor’s review of the Assistance and Access Act.

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ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry Final Report | Submission to Treasury

Submission to The Treasury in relation to the ACCC’s final Digital Platforms Inquiry (DPI) report on its implications for Australia’s digitally enabled economy.

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Review of the AA Act | Submission to PJCIS

Along with several other industry associations including the Communications Alliance, this is a joint submission to the The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence & Security of the Assistance and Access Act.

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Review of Model Defamation Provisions | Submission to Defamation Working Party

Submission to the Council of Attorneys-General’s (CAG) Defamation Working Party (DWP) on the Review of Model Defamation Provisions.

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Online Safety Charter | Submission to Department of Communications

Submission to the Department of Communications and the Arts about its proposed Online Safety Charter.

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Artificial Intelligence Governance Paper | Submission to Australian Human Rights Commission

Submission in response to the Australian Human Rights Commission’s “Artificial Intelligence: governance and leadership” white paper, as part of your Human Rights and Technology Project.

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ACCC Digital Platforms Preliminary Report | Submission to ACCC

Submission in response to the ACCC’s preliminary report as part of its Digital Platforms Inquiry.

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Assistance and Access Bill | Submission to PJCIS

Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security on the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access Bill) 2018.

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Reports

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Connected Small Businesses

This report provides updated insights on the use and benefits of digital tools in Australia’s SMB sector – a sector which generates significant economic activity.

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