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Smartphones Spur Discussions of “Right To Sue”

PRIVACY LAW—AUSTRALIA

October 25, 2012

The Sydney Morning Herald reports on concerns that certain smartphone applications may fall under the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979. Attorney-General Nicola Roxon has issued a warning on the use of ''spyware'' and is calling for stronger privacy laws amidst the proliferation of various apps, including those that allow individuals to “keep tabs on their partners,” the report states. A spokeswoman for Roxon said the government is considering ''the creation of a new right to sue where serious invasions of privacy occur.”
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