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AG Asks ALRC To Conduct Inquiry

PRIVACY LAW—AUSTRALIA

June 13, 2013

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus has asked the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) to examine “prevention and remedies for serious invasions of privacy in the digital era, including the right to sue for breach of privacy,” Computerworld reports. “Our privacy laws need to address future challenges and ensure people can take action against a person or organisation that seriously violates their privacy,” Dreyfus said. As part of the inquiry, Dreyfus has asked the ALRC to recommend ways to reduce privacy invasions and balance privacy with such other values as freedom of expression and justice, the report states.
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