Securing your digital life on Valentine's Day

14 February 2020

Centre for Policy Futures postdoctoral Research Fellow on Digital Human Rights - Dr Amelia Radke - was recently invited to present on human rights, privacy, and digital technologies at the Valentines Day CryptoBar held at ThoughtWorks in Brisbane, Australia. At this event, attendees learnt practical digital privacy techniques. This included securing messages, protecting your digital identity, and not being tracked online.

Amelia's presentation, 'Whether you love it or hate it, privacy is a human right' explored section 25 of the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld), which protects a person's right to privacy and reputation. Amelia investigated the implications of section 25 in the creation of digital platforms, particularly, the role out of My Health Record on survivors of domestic violence.

Dr Amelia Radke is a cultural anthropologist and ethnographer whose research lies at the juncture of science and technology studies, anthropology, and socio-legal studies. Amelia joined the University of Queensland (UQ) Centre for Policy Futures in 2019 as part of the CSIRO-UQ Alliance to investigate the intersection of human rights and innovative technologies in healthcare services and the criminal justice system. She is a member of the UQ Indigenous People and the Law Research Cluster and is the early career researcher representative for the Law, Ethnography and Society Collaborative Research Network, which is part of the American Law and Society Association. In addition to her research in academia, she was also the chief investigator for a community-based criminal law initiative called ‘Transport2Court’ with Bryony Walters and the Queensland Council of Social Services.