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Why human rights groups are concerned about Australia’s online surveillance bill

Authorities have described a proposed new online surveillance bill as "necessary", but some human rights activists have called it "draconian".

Here’s a look at what the bill is, who it would directly affect and why it is triggering concerns.

  • Marcus Megalokonomos
  • SBS

Human rights activists have pushed for a new online surveillance bill to be culled, saying it’s a “draconian” and “extreme” infringement on people’s right to privacy.

Bill Rowlings, CEO of rights group Civil Liberties Australia, has called for the proposed Surveillance Legislation Amendment Identify and Disrupt Bill 2020 to be abandoned.

“These are particularly…

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