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Opinion: Four Perspectives on Privacy

PERSONAL PRIVACY

December 16, 2010

The Sydney Morning Herald asked four figures whether personal privacy is a "lost cause." Author and Professor Barbara McDonald said that it is not a lost cause "as far as the law is concerned," while lawyer Bill Orme agreed that personal privacy is not a lost cause but warned that we must figure out how to protect it. "If we are to remain a vibrant society of confident individuals, personal privacy is fundamental," Orme said. Consultant Anna Johnston said the "protection of privacy is often essential to securing other public benefits," and Woman's Day Editor Fiona Connelly said, "If we want the best of the world's communications, we can wave goodbye to privacy."
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