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A new report from the Digital Rights and Governance in Australia & Asia project explores key questions about the nature of rights now and in the future. Digital Rights in Australia examines rights in four areas: privacy, profiling and analytics; government data-matching and surveillance; workplace change; and freedom of expression and speech.

It explores the ethical and legal challenges we face in using digital, networked technologies and current debates about how to best manage their transformative impacts.

The study also examines the major role of private, transnational digital platforms in reshaping the way we work, study and conduct business, our interactions with government and with each other.

The report draws on three sources of data: a national survey of the attitudes and opinions of 1600 Australians on key rights issues; focus group discussion of related rights scenarios; and analysis of legal, policy and governance issues, illustrated by case studies.

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