Federal Attorney-General Christian Porter has called for submissions to the long-awaited review of the federal Privacy Act 1988.
This is the first wide-ranging review of privacy laws since the Australian Law Reform Commission produced a landmark report in 2008.
Australia has in the past often hesitated to adopt a strong privacy framework. The new review, however, provides an opportunity to improve data protection rules to an internationally competitive standard.
Here are some of the ideas proposed — and what’s at stake if we get this wrong. Read More