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Pilgrim on Drones and Privacy Tort Laws

PRIVACY LAW—AUSTRALIA

October 4, 2012

While Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim awaits two laws currently in Parliament that would increase his powers to protect personal data, he questions whether the nation has “a full suite of laws” to cover private drone use. “We have to look at the laws and see if they are keeping up with technology,” Pilgrim said, noting the federal government lacks a coherent response to emerging technologies. The Canberra Times reports that the Gillard administration released a paper in 2011 about people’s right to sue for privacy, and Pilgrim says, “I think there is a strong argument for it to be considered.”
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