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Opinion: A Privacy Law Has Never Been Needed More

PRIVACY LAW—AUSTRALIA

April 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.
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