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Advocates: Privacy Law Reforms Needed

ONLINE PRIVACY—SOUTH AUSTRALIA

November 25, 2010

The Independent Weekly reports on the call to reform privacy laws across Australia and the lack of state privacy legislation in South Australia. State Guardian for Children Pam Simmons is among those suggesting the 1988 Privacy Act is outdated, noting the South Australian government is rolling out information-sharing guidelines she believes should be replicated nationally. Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim said proposed reforms to the Privacy Act will reduce complexity around sharing information, but noted the act "in no way stops information being shared where a duty of care exists to protect children from harm."
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