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APF Urges Selection of New Commissioners

PRIVACY—QUEENSLAND & VICTORIA

July 19, 2012

The Australian Privacy Foundation (APF) sent two letters this week to encourage government officials to appoint new privacy commissioners. In a letter to Queensland Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Hon Jarrod Bleijie, the APF expressed concern that the acting privacy commissioner has been in place too long and the office is losing momentum as a result. “We urge you to make an appropriate appointment at the earliest opportunity, and request your assurance that an appointment is imminent.” In a separate letter, the APF implored the Attorney General of Victoria to select a permanent replacement for former Privacy Commissioner Helen Versey.
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