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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

University practices in responding to police requests

Short posts, on holidays.

In a further development to recent reports about university practices in providing information concerning students and staff to law enforcement authorities, The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the University of Wollongong only provides information in response to a warrant.

The fact that practices vary widely illustrates the broad nature of privacy laws, and the large areas of discretion left to each organisation to decide what to do when the police and others ask for cooperation.

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