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AGs To Discuss Parental Access, Suppression Orders

SOCIAL NETWORKING—AUSTRALIA & U.S.

July 21, 2011

Australia's attorneys general are looking into whether laws should be created to give parents access to their children's social networking accounts, reports The Australian. In spite of privacy concerns, "We need to look at the policing that occurs, who can and should do it and how do you do it," said South Australian Attorney General John Rau. But one privacy advocate says a knee-jerk reaction could "undermine an existing law and relationships between children and parents." Meanwhile, a study in the U.S. indicates that 55 percent of parents there use social media to keep an eye on their children. 
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