Submission in response to the Human Rights and Technology Issues Paper

The Australian Privacy Foundation (“APF”), along with the Queensland Council for Civil Liberties (“QCCL”) and Electronic Frontiers Australia (“EFA”) have made a submission in response to the Human Rights and Technology Issues Paper released in July 2018.

The rapid development of technology in the Australia human rights context requires careful consideration as technology can be used for both the benefit and detriment of society. The lack of human rights legislation in Australia makes this consideration particularly important.

It is our submission that many of the concerns contained in this submission may be able to be alleviated with an increased focused on human rights education and the introduction of a comprehensive and enforceable federal human rights legislative framework.

The APF, QCCL and EFA appreciate the Commissioner’s Issues Paper and the opportunity to provide this submission on this important issue.

The full submission can be read here