7.1 The Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) only protects the privacy rights of individuals. This means that entities, such as groups of people and corporations, are unable to obtain direct protection of the Act. In this chapter, the ALRC examines whether this limitation is necessary and desirable. With particular reference to Indigenous groups, the ALRC considers whether the protection of the Act should extend to groups of people who are unified by a common race, ethnicity, culture or other characteristic. The ALRC also considers whether the protection of the Act should extend to organisations, partnerships, corporations and other such collective entities.