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Opinion: Commissioner Should Reconsider Decision

SURVEILLANCE—NORTHERN TERRITORY

September 9, 2010

A recent editorial in the NT News reflects on the "vexed" issue of personal privacy and safety in "this era of Big Brother CCTV and rampant social networking," calling for a closer look at a plan to introduce a linked system that would allow licenses to be scanned in pubs and clubs. While the proposal had been blocked by the former privacy commissioner, the editors suggest, "The protection of personal privacy is extremely important, but sometimes the greater good is even more so. This is one of those cases." The media organization is calling on Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim to reconsider the plan.
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