US warrants could be used to access Australian data

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CJRC member Dr Monique Mann spoke to the ABC today about the upcoming US Supreme Court case US v Microsoft Ireland.

This case has global significance as the US government’s position would effectively undermine the data protection and privacy laws of other countries by giving the US government the power to unilaterally seize data no matter where it is located (and without regard for laws protecting that data).

Dr Mann and Dr Ian Warren (Deakin University) examine this case in their chapter in the recently published Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and the Global South.

In Dr Mann’s role as Co-Chair of the Surveillance Committee and Director of the Australian Privacy Foundation she led Australian efforts to join an Amicus Brief by Privacy International in a coalition of 25 international human and digital rights organisations in support of Microsoft in the US Supreme Court case.

To read the chapter click here.

To read the ABC article click here.

 

In the News: Dr Kelly Richards Discussing Alternatives to Youth Detention

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Dr Kelly Richards from the Crime and Justice Research Centre has recently been featured in an ABC News report discussing Youth Detention in Tasmania. Dr Richards explains that youth detention is incredibly ineffective in rehabilitating young offenders and reducing their rates of recidivism. Instead, she argues that community-based rehabilitative programs are a more effective alternative as they repair the harm caused by the offender to the victim/s and community.

To view the report, click here (report featured at 19:28mins)