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ACMA Rules Photos Did Not Breach Rules

PRIVACY LAW—AUSTRALIA

December 23, 2011

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has found that Brisbane television network Seven did not breach the industry's privacy rules by showing photographs of a murder victim and her family obtained from a Facebook page created in her memory, AAP reports. ACMA released a statement on Monday that "due to the open nature of the tribute page, the absence of privacy settings and the non-sensitive nature of the photographs, Seven did not breach the privacy provisions of the code." Although ACMA found that the broadcast did not reveal sensitive information, it will "assess the licensee's compliance with its privacy code obligations," the report states.
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