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Australia – ALRC Seeks Submissions On “Serious Invasions of Privacy Issues” Paper.

25 October, 2013


Legal News & Analysis – Asia Pacific – Australia – TMT


On 8 October 2013, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) began its consultation into serious invasions of privacy by releasing a new issues paper, Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era.

In June 2013, the Attorney-General commissioned the ALRC to investigate and report on the prevention of serious invasions of privacy, in light of the rapid growth in capabilities and use of information, surveillance and communication technologies. The Terms of Reference for the Inquiry requested that the ALRC consider designing a statutory cause of action and other avenues for preventing and redressing serious invasions of privacy.

The Issues Paper outlines background to the Inquiry and asks various questions, which are designed to explore the issues relevant to the Terms of Reference. The ALRC is expected to provide its final report to the Attorney-General by June 2014.

Submissions to the ALRC Issues Paper are open until 11 November 2013.

View the Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era Issues Paper on the ALRC website here.


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