Invasion of privacy has recently been back in the headlines. Gina Rinehart is reportedly suing Channel Nine and the production company, Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder, over the broadcast of the 2015 mini-series House of Hancock. Mrs … Continued
Councils have now had their Protected Disclosure Procedures (Procedures) in place for 18 months, as required by the Protected Disclosure Act 2012 (Act). Consistent with recent comments made by the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC), it … Continued
There are increasing numbers of self-represented litigants in our courts and tribunals. Self-represented litigants, or SRLs, pose particular challenges, especially for government agencies (including local government). This article looks at what a SRL is, … Continued
The current celebrity photo hacking scandal in the USA provides a timely reminder about the absence of privacy laws in Australia. A large number of private photographs, including photographs depicting a number of female celebrities … Continued
Back in December 2012, the Victorian Attorney-General announced reforms to strengthen data security and privacy within the Victorian public sector, including establishing a new Privacy and Data Protection Commissioner. In June 2014, the Victorian Government … Continued
Legislation has been introduced into Parliament to assist in the resourcing of the Office of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Commissioner – most notably, by providing for Assistant Commissioners who can also conduct reviews and … Continued
The Privacy Commissioner has held that Aerocare Pty Ltd interfered with the privacy of an airline passenger, by asking him questions about his medical condition in the departure lounge of the Sunshine Coast airport, in … Continued
The Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 (Amending Act) was passed on 12 December 2012 and takes effect on 12 March 2014. The Amending Act will bring significant changes to the Privacy Act 1988 … Continued
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