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Considering New Privacy Laws in Australia
May/June 2008 (vol. 6 no. 3)
pp. 57-59
Gordon Hughes, Blake Dawson Waldron
Sophie Dawson, Blake Dawson Waldron
Tim Brookes, Blake Dawson Waldron
Like many nations, Australia is currently weighing numerous options regarding privacy legislation. The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has released a 2,000-page review of Australian privacy law, in which it proposes several changes that would significantly shift the balance between freedom of speech and privacy in Australia because they would extend to the media and private individuals as well as governments and businesses—especially important because Australia has no express right of free speech.
Index Terms:
privacy interests, privacy law, Australia, international law, free speech
Citation:
Gordon Hughes, Sophie Dawson, Tim Brookes, "Considering New Privacy Laws in Australia," IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 57-59, May-June 2008, doi:10.1109/MSP.2008.60
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