Serious Invasions of Privacy

On 12 June 2013, the Australian Law Reform Commission was given Terms of Reference for an inquiry into the protection of privacy in the digital era. The inquiry will address both prevention and remedies for serious invasions of privacy.

An Issues Paper was released on 8 October 2013, signalling the first stage of public consultation for this Inquiry. Submissions closed on 11 November 2013.

A Discussion Paper was released on 31 March 2014. Submissions close on 12 May 2014.


The ALRC is also hosting an online discussion forum where people can share opinions and ideas about some of the issues we are considering.

The ALRC will provide its final report to the Attorney-General by June 2014.