Groups Voice Concern Over Government’s Amendments
PRIVACY LAW—AUSTRALIAAugust 16, 2012
The Australian Privacy Foundation (APF) says the government’s proposed amendments to privacy legislation are a “lost opportunity” in improving areas such as credit reporting and off-shore data protection, iTnews reports. Nigel Waters of the APF told a Senate inquiry last week that the bill would “significantly weaken” Australians’ privacy protections, the report states. “While we are impatient for reform, we sadly feel that there are so many flaws in this package that it should not be enacted,” he said. The amendments may have implications on a variety of industries, say groups such as the Australian Information Industry Association, philanthropic services and the Interactive Advertising Bureau.