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Commissioner Curtis on Privacy in 2010

PRIVACY LAW—AUSTRALIA

March 4, 2010

Federal Privacy Commissioner Karen Curtis has a full plate for 2010. The Australian reports that on top of increasing privacy-related inquiries from the public, the docket includes the Healthcare Identifiers Bill, a planned rewrite of the Privacy Act and bills covering the reform of Freedom of Information laws and the creation of the Office of the Information Commissioner. Also on the commissioner's agenda are concerns relating to the merge of the Medicare and Centrelink offices, as well as the growing use of biometric data in the public and private sectors.
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