Published on 8 October 2013.

This Issues Paper was released on 8 October 2013, signalling the first stage of public consultation for the Serious Invasions of Privacy Inquiry.

IP 43 provides background information and highlights issues identified by the ALRC as relevant to the Terms of Reference. The Issues Paper asks questions not just on issues relating to a stand-alone cause of action—to allow people to sue for a serious invasion of privacy—but also about alternative ways that existing laws could be supplemented or amended to provide appropriate protection for privacy in the digital era.

The ALRC invites individuals and organisations to make submissions in response to specific questions, or to any of the background material and analysis provided.

Submissions closed on 11 November 2013.

The ALRC is also running an online discussion forum, an additional way for people to share opinions and ideas about some of the issues we are considering.