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Gov’t Urged To Rewrite Terms of Reference

PRIVACY LAW—AUSTRALIA

October 3, 2013

The federal government has been urged to rewrite the terms of reference for its inquiry into privacy law, The Australian reports. The terms of reference were drawn up by former Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus and require the commission “to produce detailed plans for a privacy tort or statutory cause of action,” the report states. The commission is expected to publish an issues paper next week based on those terms of reference, the report states. In the last six months, it has become clear “the major threat to privacy is the role of the state,” said Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance Secretary Chris Warren, adding that large data aggregators are going to be a key issue moving forward.
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