Opinion: A Privacy Law Has Never Been Needed More
PRIVACY LAW—AUSTRALIAApril 22, 2011
"The widespread use (and sometimes misuse) by the general public of social media and technology necessitate the existence of a privacy law," opines attorney Norman Lucas in The Australian. Though some say a legal right to privacy would interfere with the public's right to know, he writes, "the potential for invasions of privacy is greater than ever. The need for a privacy law gets more pressing every day." The increasing ability for individuals to publish information in a very public way demonstrates this need, Lucas says.