Young plaintiffs

Recommendation 10–6 Consideration should be given to extending the limitation period where the plaintiff was under 18 years of age when the invasion of privacy occurred.

10.95 This recommendation aims to assist plaintiffs who claim their privacy was invaded when they were under 18 years of age. Minors cannot generally be expected to make the difficult personal and financial decision to commence legal proceedings.[103] Limitation periods should therefore start from the date of their 18th birthday.

10.96 There are analogous provisions for the application of limitation periods on actions affecting minors in civil liability legislation in several Australian jurisdictions.[104]