2.33 The law should provide a range of means to prevent, reduce or redress serious invasions of privacy and it should facilitate appropriate access to justice for those affected.
2.34 Many stakeholders submitted that any statutory cause of action or other remedy for serious invasions of privacy should be accessible to people with limited means as well as to those who can more easily afford the high costs of litigation. The law should also make appropriate provision for people with disability or others who require assistance in obtaining access to justice.
2.35 There is also widespread support for an approach that will encourage or make available a range of flexible and accessible alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, Submission 66; Australian Communications and Media Authority, Submission 52; Women’s Legal Service Victoria and Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria, Submission 48; Optus, Submission 41; Australian Bureau of Statistics, Submission 32; Public Interest Advocacy Centre, Submission 30; CV Check, Submission 23; Law Institute of Victoria, Submission 22; Office of the Information Commissioner, Queensland, Submission 20.
Office of the Public Advocate (Queensland), Submission 12. Representative actions are discussed in Ch 9.
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, Submission 66; Women’s Legal Services NSW, Submission 57; ABC, Submission 46; Electronic Frontiers Australia, Submission 44; Arts Law Centre of Australia, Submission 43; Interactive Games and Entertainment Association, Submission 40; Australian Privacy Foundation, Submission 39; C Jansz-Richardson, Submission 24; Law Institute of Victoria, Submission 22; Office of the Information Commissioner, Queensland, Submission 20; Pirate Party of Australia, Submission 18; I Pieper, Submission 6. Alternative dispute resolution is discussed in Ch 9.