A Right to Privacy in Australia - Call for Comment
27 September 2011
The Minister for Privacy and Freedom of Information, Brendan O'Connor, released an issues paper on 23 September 2011. The report entitled "A Commonwealth Statutory Cause of Action for Serious Invasion of Privacy," invites comment on whether a statutory cause of action for breach of privacy should be incorporated into Australia law.
Our legal alert examines the present state of the law in connection with the Australian Law Reform Commission's 2008 Report, “For Your Information: Australia Privacy Law and Practice.”