ALRC responds to ‘Experts fear a European ‘right to be forgotten’ online ruling may be duplicated in Australia’ (Sydney Morning Herald, 19 November 2014)

The SMH article by Henry Belot states:

“Earlier this year, the Australian Law Reform Commission recommended Australia adopt the right to be deleted, which would enable people to compel organisations to delete or de-identify information held about them, even if it was collected legitimately.”

The ALRC’s Discussion Paper (DP80), published in March 2014, called for feedback on a proposal along these lines (see Proposal 15-2 and Question 15-2). Based on submissions and consultations, however, the ALRC dropped Proposal 15.2 and included no such recommendation in its final report, Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era (ALRC Report 123).