Electronic Frontiers Australia

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Electronic Frontiers Australia Inc.
blue letters "e f a", the space within the "a" shaped as the Australian continent
Abbreviation EFA
Formation May 1994; 22 years ago (1994-05)
Type NGO
Focus digital rights
Website www.efa.org.au

Electronic Frontiers Australia Inc. (EFA) is a non-profit Australian national non-government organisation representing Internet users concerned with online liberties and rights. It has been vocal on the issue of Internet censorship in Australia.[1]

Its major objectives are to:

  • Protect and promote the civil liberties of users and operators of computer-based communications systems such as the Internet.
  • Advocate the amendment of laws and regulations in Australia and elsewhere which restrict free speech.
  • Educate the community at large about the social, political, and civil-liberties issues involved in the use of computer-based communications systems.[1]

EFA was created in 1994.[1] Its founders were inspired by the US-based Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF),[2] but EFA is not affiliated with the EFF.[3] EFA is a founding member of the Global Internet Liberty Campaign.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c Green, Jonathon; Karolides, Nicholas J. (2005). Encyclopedia of Censorship. New York: Facts on File, Inc. p. 165. ISBN 1438110014. Retrieved 22 Jun 2014. 
  2. ^ Allison, G. Burgess (1995). The lawyer's guide to the Internet. Section of Law Practice Management, American Bar Association. p. 257. ISBN 1570731497. Retrieved 10 Jul 2014. 
  3. ^ Bowrey, Kathy (2005). Law and Internet Cultures. Cambridge University Press. p. 190. ISBN 0521600480. Retrieved 16 Jun 2014. 
  4. ^ Wadsen, Wayne (1998). Cryptography and liberty: an international survey of encryption policy. Global Internet Liberty Campaign. p. 67. Retrieved 10 Jul 2014.