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Senate Inquiry Into Privacy Laws

ONLINE PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

June 24, 2010

The senate will soon begin an inquiry into the adequacy of privacy laws at the request of Green Sen. Scott Ludlam. Sparked by recent online privacy controversies, the inquiry will examine privacy protections and data collection on social networking sites and the data collection activities of private companies and government agencies, reports The Age. Ludlam says that because of advances in technology and a change in the way people use the Internet, "it is time for the parliament to update itself on what's actually occurring and whether privacy is being adequately defended." A report will be delivered by October 20.
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