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the Parliamentary Library’s Cyber and Digital Research Group
This quick guide lists a selection of Parliamentary Library
reference materials related to cyber, digital and emerging technologies across
intersecting topics and policy areas.
Online activities, networked devices and the digital
technologies that enable them have become core elements of the global economy
and central to many aspects of daily life. The proliferation of the internet
and personalised computing late last century brought about a paradigm shift in
access to information and communications technologies, which in turn has
ushered in fundamental changes to political and civic engagement and the
pursuit of public policy outcomes.
Cyberspace is a dynamic domain, where data holdings,
information flows, automation, robotics, artificial intelligence and the
Internet of Things present regulatory challenges for policymakers
worldwide—challenges that seem to evolve at an unprecedented pace, with
multifaceted economic, legal, ethical and strategic dimensions.
The Parliamentary Library’s Cyber and Digital Research Group
has compiled the following list of Library resources that may assist with
navigating this complex terrain.
Links to select Parliamentary Library publications
The following quick guides
highlight current issues related to cyber and digital technologies:
Cybercrime and Cybersafety (April 2019)—provides background information on
national measures to build cybersecurity and cybersafety and combat cybercrime,
and includes links to relevant websites.
Sector Digital Transformation (April 2019)—provides brief background
information on a variety of recent and current initiatives in the Australian
federal public sector associated with ‘digital transformation’, as well as
links to relevant sources of information.
Technology, the Electoral System and the Parliament (March 2019)—provides
brief background information about digital technology in relation to the
electoral system, the Australian Electoral Commission, and the Parliament.
Parliamentary Library Briefing Book
Articles from the Briefing
Book: Key Issues for the 46th Parliament:
Significant legislative developments initiated since the
45th Parliament are outlined in the following Bills digests:
For copyright reasons some linked items are only available to members of Parliament.
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