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Friday, September 28, 2012

Groundhog day for privacy amendment bill?

The Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee report on the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Bill 2012 recommends passage by the Senate subject to acceptance of twenty recommendations. Chris Merritt in The Australian today  suggests the bill, already approved by the House of Representatives, could now be subject to further change. Merritt lists some of the ongoing concerns about the proposed scheme among stakeholders. The Australian Privacy Foundation told the committee there are many ways in which the bill would significantly weaken privacy protection. But after four years....

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