11.02.2016

ALRC submission: Exposure Draft Privacy Amendment (Notification of Serious Data Breaches) Bill 2015

Dear Sir/Madam,ALRC Submission: Exposure draft Privacy Amendment (Notification of Serious Data Breaches) Bill 2015I refer to the invitation for submissions on the exposure draft Privacy Amendment (Notification of Serious Data Breaches) Bill 2015 (the Bill).The Bill would amend the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) to insert a new pt IIIC, which would define when a ‘serious

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27.01.2016

ALRC submission to Senate inquiry into ‘revenge porn’

Ms Sophie DunstoneCommittee SecretarySenate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional AffairsPO Box 6100Parliament HouseCanberra ACT 260014 January 2016Dear Ms Dunstone,Submission to inquiry into so-called ‘revenge porn’The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the inquiry being conducted by the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs into so-called

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14.01.2016

ALRC submission to Senate inquiry into ‘revenge porn’

Ms Sophie DunstoneCommittee SecretarySenate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional AffairsPO Box 6100Parliament HouseCanberra ACT 260014 January 2016Dear Ms Dunstone,Submission to inquiry into so-called ‘revenge porn’The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the inquiry being conducted by the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs into so-called

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10.12.2015

ALRC Brief – December 2015

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12.08.2015

Submission to Senate Inquiry into Remedies for the Serious Invasion of Privacy in NSW

Committee ChairThe Hon Natasha Maclaren-Jones MLCNSW Legislative Council Standing Committee on Law and JusticeParliament HouseMacquarie Street12 August 2015Dear Ms Maclaren-Jones,Submission to Inquiry into Remedies for the Serious Invasion of Privacy in New South WalesThe Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to this Inquiry into remedies for the serious invasion

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19.06.2015

Forgotten Freedoms Panel Session

ALRC Freedoms Inquiry, Forgotten Freedoms Panel Session, 19 June 2015, Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, President, Australian law Reform Commission[1]Why ‘forgotten’?This is a nicely alliterative title for our panel, but one is tempted to say that the very fact of having it suggests that nothing is forgotten ….What does the idea of ‘forgotten freedoms’ mean in this year of Magna

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10.12.2014

ALRC responds to ‘No media experience? He’s the perfect choice’ (The Australian, 9 December 2014)

The Australian article by Chris Merrit states that in 2008 the ALRC “called for a new way of suing the media for invasions of privacy … [that] had no public interest defence nor a defence of truth”.While, the ALRC’s 2008 privacy report, For Your Information: Australian Privacy Law and Practice (ALRC Report 108), did not recommend a

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24.10.2014

ALRC Brief – October 2014

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03.09.2014

Report into Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era released

The Australian Law Reform Commission’s Final Report, Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era (Report 123, 2014) was tabled in Parliament today and is now publicly available.The Terms of Reference for this Inquiry, required the ALRC to design a tort to deal with serious invasions of privacy in the digital era.  In this Report,

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03.09.2014

Final report tabled today!

Today our Final Report, Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era (Report 123) was tabled in Parliament. It is now publicly available.The Report and a Summary Report is available to freely download or purchase in hard copy from the ALRC website. The Report is also freely available as an ebook.ALRC recommendations do not automatically become law. The Australian Government decides whether to implement the

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