The Event

Experience the thrill of working as a data analyst! You are working for the police force, and your task is to dig into the metadata and track down the whistleblower. You don't need to be a technical wizard to solve these challenges; all you need is a computer and internet access.



Did you know that since October 2015, service providers in Australia have been required to collect and retain your metadata for two years, and give warrantless access to 22 organisations (with 61 more vying for access)?

According to the MEAA, "in the case of your journalism, it is clear this is not a counter-terrorism measure; it is designed to pursue whistleblowers by using journalists’ relationships with confidential sources to track them down."


The Platypus Initiative

CryptoParty Sydney

Hack for Privacy

Blueprint for Free Speech

Department of Computing and Information Systems (University of Melbourne)


Electronic Frontiers Australia

Digital Rights Watch