Identity – ID Schemes and Cards, incl. Driver’s Licences (see also Identity – Authentication, Health Care – ID Schemes, National Identification Schemes and Passports)

  1. Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF), Further Letter to Digital Transformation Office (25 Sep 2016)
  2. Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF), Submission to Digital Transformation Office (23 Aug 2016), and a belated holding reply (23 Sep 2016)
  3. NSW Government Digital Profile Service, Submission to Service NSW (30 Jul 2015)
  4. Review of the Healthcare Identifiers Act and Health Identifier Service, Submission to Department of Health (14 Feb 2013)
  5. National Trusted Identities Framework (NTIF) (10 Oct 2012), Notes re Consultation on PM&C’s Discussion Paper (Sep 2012)
  6. TFN Guidelines Review, Submission to OAIC (31 Oct 2011)
  7. Queensland Driver’s Licence, Letter to Queensland Premier (14 Sep 2010)
  8. Identity Scanning by Registered Clubs, Policy Statement (September 2008)
  9. N.S.W. Government Travel Smartcard, Letter to the N.S.W. Minister for Transport (September 2008)
  10. Queensland Driver’s Licence, further letter to Qld Premier (June 2008), and the reply (November 2008)
  11. Queensland Driver’s Licence, Letter to Qld Premier (March 2008), and the Premier’s response (May 2008)
  12. Demands for the Identity of Library Users, to the State Library of S.A. (January 2008)
  13. Swipe Cards in ACT Schools, to ACT Minister for Education (September 2007)
  14. Scanning of Identification Documents, submission to Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner (August 2007)
  15. Student ID Card Proposal, to NSW Minister for Education & Training (April 2005)
  16. The NSW Photo Card Bill – How To Fix It (March 2005)
  17. 31 Questions for the NSW Minister for Roads about the Photo Card Bill 2004 (February 2005)
  18. Review of the NSW Photo Card Bill 2004 (February 2005)
  19. NSW Minister for Roads – 2nd Letter re Drivers’ Licence Photo Card Bill 2004 (February 2005)
  20. NSW Minister for Roads – 1st Letter re Drivers’ Licence Photo Card Bill 2004 (January 2005)
  21. The Proposed Smartcard-based Driver’s Licence, to Queensland Transport (November 2003)

Identity – Biometrics

  1. Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF), Further Letter to Digital Transformation Office (25 Sep 2016)
  2. Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF), Submission to Digital Transformation Office (23 Aug 2016), and a belated holding reply (23 Sep 2016)
  3. National Facial Recognition Database, Letter to ACT Attorney-General (6 Nov 2015), and the reply (18 Dec 2015)
  4. Authority for Release of Photographs, Letter to NSW Privacy Commissioner (22 Oct 2015)
  5. Migration Amendment (Strengthening Biometrics Integrity) Bill, Submission to Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee (9 Apr 2015)
  6. Fingerprint Collection by SA Police, Letters to SA Premier and SA Leader of the Opposition (18 Feb 2014)
  7. Biometrics at ATMs, Letter to ANZ (6 Oct 2012)
  8. Revocation of the Biometrics Institute Code, Submission to OAIC (21 Mar 2012)
  9. Infosheet on ‘Biometrics and Privacy, Letter to the Victorian Privacy Commissioner (9 Mar 2012) plus annotations; and the Acting Commissioner’s reply (27 Mar 2012)
  10. Guidelines re Biometrics, Letters to the Privacy Commissioners, in conjunction with Liberty Victoria, NSW CCL, QCCL and CLA (19 Oct 2011):
    1. Vic, and Reply (28 Oct 2011)
    2. NSW, and Reply, Scanned and Text-Extractable (4 Nov 2011)
    3. Qld, and Reply, Scanned and Text-Extractable (17 Nov 2011)
    4. the Clth, and Reply (23 Dec 2011)
  11. Biometrics in the Workplace, Policy Statement (15 Oct 2011)
  12. Biometrics, Revised Policy Statement (15 Oct 2011)
  13. De-Registration of Biometrics Code, Follow-up Letter to Privacy Commissioner, 9 months later (8 Mar 2011), and the Commissioner’s reply (21 Mar 2011)
  14. De-Registration of Biometrics Code, Meeting Notes with the Deputy Privacy Commissioner (21 Apr 2010)
  15. The Biometrics Institute Privacy Code should be de-registered, Submission to the Privacy Commissioner (3 December 2009), and the PC’er’s reply (29 Mar 2010)
  16. Biometrics, Policy Statement (April 2008)
  17. Biometrics of Visitors to Queensland Correctional Centres, Letter to Qld Minister for Police (March 2008)
  18. Biometrics of Visitors to Queensland Correctional Centres, to Qld Minister for Police (October 2007), and the Minister’s Reply, p. 1 and p. 2 (November 2007)
  19. Citizenship Bill and Biometric Identifiers, to a Senate Committee (January 2006)
  20. Biometrics Institute Draft Privacy Code of Practice (30 March 2004)

Identity – RFID Associated with People

  1. RFID-Tagging in the new ACT Prison, to ACT Corrective Services Minister (March 2008), and the Minister’s response (April 2008)
  2. RFID Tagging of Prisoners, to A.C.T. Human Rights Commissioner (August 2007), and the Commission’s response (December 2007)
  3. RFID-Tagging in the new ACT Prison, to ACT Corrective Services Minister (July 2007), and the Minister’s response (August 2007)
  4. Draft Consumer Privacy Code of Practice on RFID in Retail (March 2007)

Identity – Genetics and DNA

  1. Contact Details for a Patient’s Genetic Relatives, Submission to the Australian Privacy Commissioner (6 August 2010)
  2. Disclosure of Genetic Information Without Consent, Submission to NHMRC (March 2009)
  3. Genetic Testing Policy of the Investment and Financial Services Association Ltd (IFSA), to ACCC (March 2006)
  4. Human Gene Patents and Genetic Testing, to the Advisory Group (November 2005)
  5. Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission on ALRC Discussion Paper 66, August 2002, on Protection of Human Genetic Information (January 2003)
  6. Submission to ALRC/AHEC Inquiry into the Protection of Human Genetic Information (March 2002 – APCC)
  7. Model Forensic Procedures Bill and the Proposed National DNA Database (July 1999 – APCC) (DNA.doc)

Identity – Authentication

  1. Online Authentication of a Person’s Identity and Attributes, Policy Statement (27 May 2017)
  2. Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF), Further Letter to Digital Transformation Office (25 Sep 2016)
  3. Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF), Submission to Digital Transformation Office (23 Aug 2016), and a belated holding reply (23 Sep 2016)
  4. Prepaid Mobile Id Checks, Submission to Dept of Communications (16 Nov 2014)
  5. Document Verification System, Submission to Attorney-General (7 Mar 2014)
  6. Proposals to Enhance the Document Verification Service (DVS), Submission to Attorney-General’s Dept (7 Feb 2014)
  7. Prepaid Mobile Identity-Checking, Submission to ACMA (15 Jun 2013)
  8. DVS Extension Project, Submission to Attorney-General’s Dept (15 Feb 2013)
  9. PIA for the Document Verification System (DVS) Extension Project, Further Letter to Attorney-General’s Dept (7 Dec 2012), and AGD’s reply (14 Dec 2012)
  10. PIA for the Document Verification System (DVS) Extension Project, Further Letter to Attorney-General’s Dept (29 Nov 2012), and AGD’s Reply (30 Nov 2012)
  11. PIA for the Document Verification System (DVS) Extension Project, Letter to Attorney-General’s Dept (18 Nov 2012), and AGD’s Reply (26 Nov 2012)
  12. Document Verification System (DVS) Extension Project, Correspondence with Attorney-General’s Dept (18 Nov 2012)
  13. National Trusted Identity Framework, and AGD’s DVS Extension Project, Submission to Dept of Prime Minister & Cabinet (31 Oct 2012)
  14. Trusted Identity, Notes to Dept of Prime Minister & Cabinet (21 Dec 2011), at a Workshop on this paper (of 9 Dec 2011)
  15. Cyber Discussion Paper, Submission to Dept of Prime Minister & Cabinet / A/Gs Dept (14 Nov 2011)
  16. Queensland Driver’s Licence, Letter to Queensland Premier (14 Sep 2010)
  17. Government Policy re Authentication Online, Letter to Minister Tanner (22 December 2009), and the vague Media Release in question (21 December 2009)
  18. PIA re Verification under the AML-CTF Act, to Clth A/G’s Dept (August 2009)
  19. Media Report re a ‘Common Registration Process’, Letter to the Prime Minister and Treasurer (May 2008), and the vacuous reply from PM&C (May 2008)
  20. Identity checks for pre-paid mobile phones, to ACMA (April 2006)
  21. From Commonwealth Attorney-General, Ruddock, re Document Verification System (9 March 2005)
  22. Document Verification System, to Clth Attorney-General, Ruddock (February 2005)
  23. Document Verification System, to Australian Privacy Commissioner (February 2005)
  24. Public Key Infrastructure, Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner (July 2001 – APCC) (Word97 document, with revision-markings)

Identity – Other

  1. Re-Identification Offence Bill, Submission to Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee (16 Dec 2016)
  2. Sperm Donor Anonymity, Submission to Victorian Dept of Health (11 Sep 2015)
  3. Submission re the South Australian Criminal Law Consolidation (Identity Theft) Amendment Bill 2003 (August 2003)
  4. Inquiry into the Management of Tax File Numbers, by the House of Representatives Committee on Economics, Finance and Public Administration (October 1999)

International Matters – See Jurisdictions – International

Internet – Generally (see also Telecommunications, for more general matters)

  1. Big Data Analytics by National Security and Law Enforcement Agencies (24 Oct 2016)
  2. ‘Secure the Internet’, Signup to Global Open Letter (11 Jan 2016)
  3. Surveillance in Australia, Submission to United Nations Human Rights Council, in conjunction with the US Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) (prime author), NSW CCL and Privacy International (24 Mar 2015)
  4. Copyright Notice Scheme Industry Code, Submission to Communications Alliance (23 March 2015), and CA’s response (22 Apr 2015)
  5. Online Copyright Infringement, Submission to Attorney-General’s Dept (5 Sep 2014)
  6. Democratic Control of Surveillance by the State, Policy Statement (10 May 2014)
  7. Whois Policy Review, Submission to AuDA (31 Jan 2014)
  8. Internet Governance, Letter to IT for Change Coalition (28 Aug 2013)
  9. Cloud Computing Industry Code, Submission to ACS (12 Aug 2013)
  10. Sexting by Minors, Submission to Senate Select Ctee on Cyber-Safety (24 Jul 2013)
  11. Sexting, Evidence to the Victorian Law Reform Committee, mirrored here (10 Dec 2012)
  12. PIAs for Digital Postal Services, Further Letters to Australia Post and Digital Post Australia (6 Nov 2012)
  13. Deployment of Cloud Computing, Follow-Up Letter to Australian National University (6 Nov 2012)
  14. Deployment of Cloud Computing, Submission to Australian National University (17 Sep 2012), and the ANU CIO’s Response (25 Oct 2012)
  15. Sexting, Submission to Victorian Parliament Law Reform Committee (7 Jun 2012)
  16. PIAs for Digital Postal Services, Letters to Australia Post and Digital Post Australia (22 April 2012)
  17. Review of ACCAN, Submission to Dept of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (23 Oct 2011)
  18. Letter from Aust Info Commissioner (14 Dec 2011), and APF’s reply
  19. Submission as amicus curiae in Roadshow v. iiNet, before the High Court, copy here (7 Oct 2011)
  20. Engagement by the Attorney-General’s Department with Civil Society, Letter to the Attorney-General (1 Sep 2011), in conjunction with Liberty Victoria, NSW CCL, QCCL, CLA, ISOC-AU and EFA
  21. The Collection of Third Party Data Through Networks such as Wifi, Policy Statement (31 May 2011)
  22. Online Privacy, Supplementary Submission to Senate Environment and Communications Committee (30 Nov 2010), plus the interim redacted version and the protestations of the accused and Transcript of Verbal Evidence (1 Dec 2010) and mirror, and coverage at The Australian also noted by ZDNet, and the Report (April 2011)
  23. WhoIs and RCI Policy Reviews, Submission to auDA, and Underlying Analysis (21 Oct 2010)
  24. Emergency Warnings to Mobile Phones, Submission to Attorney-General’s Department (27 August 2010), AGD’s Reply (15 Sep 2010) and APF’s Response (30 Sep 2010)
  25. Online Privacy, Submission to Senate Committee on Environment, Communications and the Arts (13 August 2010)
  26. Submission to the Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety (5 July 2010)
  27. Terms of Reference of the Committee on Cyber-Safety, Submission to the Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety (29 Apr 2010)
  28. Cloud Computing, Policy Statement (11 November 2009)
  29. Digital Economy Future Directions, Submission to Dept of Broadband etc. (DBCDE) (February 2009)
  30. Harmonisation of Multi-centre Ethical Review (HOMER), Submission to NHMRC (February 2009)
  31. Info Sheet on Privacy Act / Spam Act Interaction, Submission to the Privacy Commissioner (August 2008)
  32. Re the OECD Ministerial Meeting on The Future of the Internet Economy, Commentary, and Letter to the Minister for Broadband etc. (June 2008)
  33. ISP-Level Content Filtering, Policy Statement (May 2008)
  34. Review of the Spam Act, to DCITA (February 2006)
  35. Aust Communications Authority: Regulatory Issues re VoIP (January 2005)
  36. Draft Spam Code, to IIA and ACA (November 2004)
  37. Handbook on Management of IT Evidence, to Standards Australia (May 2003)
  38. ENUM, to the ACA (2 November 2002)
  39. Submission to Australian Communications Authority consultation on a draft Internet Services Provider Guideline re Consumer Information (May 2002 – APCC)
  40. Submission to National Office of the Information Economy investigation into possible control of unsolicited emails (Spam) (May 2002 – APCC)
  41. Public Key Infrastructure, Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner (July 2001 – APCC) (Word97 document, with revision-markings)
  42. Submission to Internet Industry Association on the IIA draft Privacy Code of Practice (October 2001 – APCC)
  43. Submission to the auDA Model Competition Advisory Panel re privacy aspects of the whois database (March 2001)
  44. Senate Select Committee on Information Technologies re e-Privacy (July 2000 – APCC) (filename Senate e-Privacy Inquiry July 0)
  45. Comments on ACCC’s Draft Determination re the Application By ADM. for Code Authorisation (June 1999 – APCC) (ADMA Code3.doc)
  46. Application By ADMA For ACCC Authorisation – Supplementary Submission (November 1998 – APCC) (ADMA Code2.doc)
  47. Application By Australian Direct Marketing Association For ACCC Authorisation of a Code of Conduct (October 1998 – APCC) (ADMA Code1.doc)
  48. Joint Committee On Public Accounts Inquiry Into Internet Commerce (November 1997 – APCC) (JCPA Inet Inquiry.doc)

Internet – Cybercrime (see also ‘Counter-Terrorism’)

  1. Cyber Discussion Paper, Submission to Dept of Prime Minister & Cabinet / A/Gs Dept (14 Nov 2011)
  2. Trusted Identity, Notes to Dept of Prime Minister & Cabinet (21 Dec 2011), at a Workshop on this paper (of 9 Dec 2011)
  3. The Cybercrime Bill is Excessive and Unbalanced, Public Statement (4 Sep 2011)
  4. Cybercrime Legislation Amendment Bill, Supplementary Submission to the Senate Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety (5 Aug 2011)
  5. Cybercrime Legislation Amendment Bill, Evidence to the Joint Select Committee (1 Aug 2011), mirrored here
  6. Cybercrime Legislation Amendment Bill, Submission to the Senate Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety (26 Jul 2011)
  7. Cyber Crime Inquiry, to HoR Standing Committee on Communications (5 August 2009)
  8. Cybercrime Bill 2001, Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee (July 2001 – APCC)

Internet – Google

  1. Engagement, Letter to Google (31 Aug 2014)
  2. Engagement with NGOs, Letter to Google Australia (25 Jul 2013)
  3. Face-Blurring on YouTube, Letter to Google (20 July 2012), and the reply (24 Jul 2012)
  4. Google Terms and Policies, Letter to OAIC (29 Jan 2012)
  5. Google Terms and Policies, Letter to ACCC (29 Jan 2012)
  6. Policy Statement on Google Terms and Policies (29 Jan 2012)
  7. Engagement with Civil Society, Letter to Google (2 Dec 2011)
  8. Google+ and Engagement with Civil Society, Letter to Google (15 July 2011)
  9. Google+, Letter to Google (30 Jun 2011)
  10. Engagement Between Google and Privacy Advocates, Letter to Google (26 Jan 2011)
  11. Online Privacy, Supplementary Submission to Senate Environment and Communications Committee (30 Nov 2010), plus the protestations of the accused, incl. Google and Transcript of Verbal Evidence (1 Dec 2010) and mirror
  12. A Mechanism for Engagement between Google and APF, Letter to Google (2 Sep 2010)
  13. Consequences of Google’s Ongoing Failure to Engage with Civil Society, Letter to Google (27 August 2010)
  14. Urgent Request to Regulators to Demand Return of Google WiFi Data to Australia, letter to ACMA/AGD and OFPC (28 May 2010). The Attorney-General was subsequently reported to have “asked [the AFP] to investigate possible criminal breaches” (ABC News, 6 June 2010, and The Australian, 7 June 2010)
  15. Request to Suspend Deletion of WiFi Data, letter to Google Australia (27 May 2010), forwarded by Google Aust to Google Inc. late on 28 May 2010
  16. Collection and Use of WiFi-Related Information, Letter to Google Australia (13 May 2010), and Google Australia’s reply (19 May 2010). Partly overtaken by Google HQ’s Retraction and Apology (14 May 2010), mirrored here. Reported in The New York Times (16 May 2010)
  17. Google StreetView, Policy Statement (August 2008)
  18. Google StreetView, Policy Statement (April 2008)
  19. Signon to International Public Interest Movement Request to Google to Suspend Gmail (24 April 2004)
  20. Google GMail Service – Letter to Federal Privacy Commissioner (23 April 2004)

Law Enforcement (see also ‘Counter-Terrorism’ and Criminal Law)

  1. Big Data Analytics by National Security and Law Enforcement Agencies (24 Oct 2016)
  2. Democratic Control of Surveillance by the State, Policy Statement (10 May 2014)
  3. Fingerprint Collection by SA Police, Letters to SA Premier and SA Leader of the Opposition (18 Feb 2014)
  4. Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2013, Submission to Senate Education and Employment Committee (10 Feb 2014)
  5. Missing Persons Rules, Submission to OAIC (31 Jan 2014)
  6. Engagement by the Attorney-General’s Department with Civil Society, Letter to the Attorney-General (1 Sep 2011), in conjunction with Liberty Victoria, NSW CCL, QCCL, CLA, ISOC-AU and EFA
  7. The ‘Combating the Financing of People Smuggling and Other Measures Bill’ 2011 , Submission to Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee (9 Mar 2011)
  8. Disclosure of Criminal Records, Letter to A.C.T. Chief Magistrate (9 August 2010)
  9. Disclosure of Personal Data by Victoria Police – submission to the Victorian Privacy Commissioner (8 December 2009), and the OVPC’s Media Release (later on 8 December 2009)
  10. Disclosure of Personal Data by Victoria Police – submission to the Victorian Commissioner for Law Enforcement Data Security (8 December 2009), and the Commissioner’s evasive ‘reply’ (14 December 2009)
  11. Disclosure of Personal Data by Victoria Police – submission to the Federal Privacy Commissioner (8 December 2009), and further submission (9 December 2009)
  12. Publication of CCTV Photos of Passers-By, to AFP and The Canberra Times (December 2007), and reply from the AFP (April 2008)
  13. Submission to a Senate Committee re Video-Link Evidence (October 2005)
  14. HREOC re Employment Discrimination based on Criminal Records (February 2005)
  15. Letter to Victorian Police re Strategies for Handling Organised Crime (December 2004)
  16. Transcript of Evidence to Qld Crime and Misconduct Commission re: Police Radio Communications Access (29 July 2004)
  17. Police Radio Communications Access, to Queensland Crime and Misconduct Commission (June 2004)
  18. Report by representatives on the Austrac Privacy Consultative Committee to Privacy, Consumer and Civil Liberties Groups (August 2003)
  19. Letter to Standards Australia re Handbook on Management of IT Evidence (May 2003)
  20. Austrac’s Social Policy Working Group Discussion Paper (October 1996 – APCC) (Atracsb2.doc)
  21. Austrac’s Privacy Committee (October 1996 – APCC) (Atradsb1.doc)
  22. Austrac’s Electronic Task Force and its Social Policy Working Group (October 1996 – APCC) (Austrac.doc)

Location and Tracking

  1. Smart Electricity Meters, Letter to ActewAGL (20 Jun 2011)
  2. The Collection of Third Party Data Through Networks such as Wifi, Policy Statement (31 May 2011)
  3. Location and Tracking of Individuals through their Mobile Devices, Policy Statement (13 May 2011)
  4. Use of IPND information to provide Location Dependent Carriage Services (LDCS), submission to DCITA (August 2007)
  5. Mobile Location, to the Australian Communications Authority (30 April 2004)

Marketing (for Spam, see Internet; see also Consumer Matters, Do Not Call Register and CND/CLI)

  1. Dept of Health Use of SurveyMonkey re PCEHR, Submission to OAIC (8 Aug 2014), and the response from the company (9 Aug 2014)
  2. Review of AMSRO Code, Submission to Association of Market and Research Survey Organisations (AMSRO) (31 Aug 2012)
  3. Do Not Knock Register Bill, Submission to Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs (27 Aug 2012)
  4. Unsolicited Direct Marketing, Summary of Complaint (8 May 2010)
  5. Access to Share Registers, to Clth Treasury (21 July 2009)
  6. Heart Foundation 2008 ‘Survey’, Letter to the National President, Bruce Carter (November 2008)
  7. Unsolicited Commercial Faxes or ‘Fax Spam’, to DCITA (30 August 2007)
  8. Market and Social Research Privacy Code, to AMSRO (October 2006)
  9. Proposed Telemarketing Standard, to ACMA (September 2006)
  10. Costs of Consumer Codes, to ACMA (February 2006)
  11. Application to the ACCC re the ADMA Code (December 2005)
  12. ACCC re ADMA Application for revised Direct Marketing Code of Practice (February 2004)
  13. Submission to the Australian Casino Association re its draft Privacy Code (May 2003)
  14. Submission to Consumer Policy Division of the Commonwealth dept of Treasury, on the review of the MCCA Model Code of Practice on Direct Marketing (October 2002)
  15. Submission to Victorian Privacy Commissioner’s Inquiry on Building Permit information (March 2002 – APCC)
  16. Comments on ACCC’s Draft Determination re the Application By ADM. for Code Authorisation (June 1999 – APCC) (ADMA Code3.doc)
  17. Application By ADMA For ACCC Authorisation – Supplementary Submission (November 1998 – APCC) (ADMA Code2.doc)
  18. Application By Australian Direct Marketing Association For ACCC Authorisation of a Code of Conduct (October 1998 – APCC) (ADMA Code1.doc)

Media

  1. Broadcast Media Regulation, Submission to ACMA (13 Jul 2013)
  2. Finkelstein Mostly Welcome, but Fails on Privacy Protection Aspects, Public Statement (7 Mar 2012)
  3. An Appropriate Public Regulatory Body for Media Privacy, Supplementary Submission to the Independent Media Inquiry (9 Jan 2012)
  4. Police Action in Relation to Fairfax, Letter to Victorian Electoral Commissioner (19 Dec 2011), and the reply (21 Dec 2011)
  5. Privacy Guidelines for Broadcasters, Letter to ACMA (16 Dec 2011), and ACMA’s Reply (22 Dec 2011)
  6. An Appropriate Public Regulatory Body for Media Privacy, Submission to the Independent Media Inquiry (18 Nov 2011)
  7. A Statutory Cause of Action, Submission to PM&C / Attorney-General’s Dept (4 Nov 2011)
  8. Privacy Guidelines for Broadcasters, Submission to ACMA (14 Oct 2011), and ACMA’s Response (16 Dec 2011)
  9. Media Paranoia Distorting Facts on Privacy Tort, Opinion Piece in Crikey (1 Aug 2011), mirrored here
  10. A Privacy Right of Action, Policy Statement (21 Jul 2011)
  11. Privacy Aspects of the ABC Code, to Managing Director of the ABC (18 August 2009)
  12. Privacy and the Media, Policy Statement (March 2009)
  13. Letters to the Media Alliance and Australia’s Right to Know Coalition (March 2009)
  14. Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission re the Review of Australian Privacy Law � Discussion Paper 72 (December 2007), at p. 68
  15. The State of Media Freedom, 2nd submission to ‘Australia’s Right to Know’ Coalition (October 2007)
  16. The State of Media Freedom, submission to ‘Australia’s Right to Know’ Coalition (August 2007)
  17. Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Review of Privacy – Answers to questions in ALRC Issues Paper 31 (January 2007), at pp. 14-15

National Identification Schemes (see also Health Care – ID Schemes, Identity and Passports)

  1. NSW Government Digital Profile Service, Submission to Service NSW (30 Jul 2015)
  2. National Trusted Identity Framework, and AGD’s DVS Extension Project, Submission to Dept of Prime Minister & Cabinet (31 Oct 2012)
  3. National Trusted Identities Framework (NTIF) (10 Oct 2012), Notes re Consultation on PM&C’s Discussion Paper (Sep 2012)
  4. The Proposed Merger of Centrelink, Medicare and DHS, Letter to Dept of Human Services (15 Apr 2011)
  5. PIA re the Proposed Merger of Centrelink, Medicare and DHS, Letter to Dept of Human Services (31 Mar 2011)
  6. The Proposed Merger of Centrelink, Medicare and the Department of Human Services, Public Statement (23 Mar 2011)
  7. PIA re the Proposed Merger of Centrelink, Medicare and DHS, Letter to Dept of Human Services (22 Mar 2011)
  8. Healthcare Identifiers, to AHMAC, Clth Dept of Health & Ageing (13 August 2009)
  9. Unique Patient ID or Patient Health?, Letter to The Australian (March 2009)
  10. Media Report re a ‘Common Registration Process’, Letter to the Prime Minister and Treasurer (May 2008), and the vacuous reply from PM&C (May 2008)
  11. Re the Howard/Hockey Access Card Scheme, 2005-07 (see also the APF’s Campaign Page):
    1. Card Scheme; and Access Card Documents, letter to Minister for Human Services (March 2008), and the Minister’s response (May 2008)
    2. Access Card Bill, re 2nd Exposure Draft, submission to Dept of Human Services (August 2007)
    3. Access Card Briefing Document (August 2007)
    4. The Howard Government’s Proposed National ID Scheme, slide-set for presentation to U3A (July 2007)
    5. ‘What we do (and still don’t) know about the proposed ‘Access Card’: An Information Paper with questions for the Government, and answers for the public’, Version 2, for the public (May 2007)
    6. Access Card: Registration, Submission to the Task Force (13 April 2007)
    7. The Access Card – A Way Forward, Letter to Incoming Minister Ellison (30 March 2007)
    8. Access Card: Emergency Medical Info (Discussion Paper #2), to Access Card Taskforce (March 2007)
    9. ‘The Access Card – fallacies and facts’ (Public Forum, Canberra, March 2007)
    10. Responses to Questions on Notice, Senate Committeere Human Services (Enhanced Service Delivery) Bill 2007 (March 2007)
    11. Speech to Senate C’tee re Human Services (Enhanced Service Delivery) Bill 2007 (March 2007)
    12. Submission to Senate C’tee re Human Services (Enhanced Service Delivery) Bill 2007 (February 2007))
    13. Letter to Minister Campbell re banks and ‘Access Card’ (February 2007)
    14. Letter to Office of Access Card (February 2007)
    15. Letter to new Human Services Minister Ian Campbell re the ‘Access Card’ (January 2007)
    16. Subm. to Dept of Human Services re Access Card Bill (January 2007)
    17. ‘The Access Card – fallacies and facts’, Speech at public forum (9 November 2006)
    18. Submission to national ID card (‘Access Card’) task force, with covering letter (July 2006)
    19. Why every Australian should oppose the ‘Access Card’ (July 2006)
    20. Spot the difference: national ID card proposals (June 2006)
  12. Open Letter to Coalition MPs re a National Id Scheme (28 July 2005)
  13. Submission re the Extension of the Tax File Number (1989)
  14. Submissions re the Privacy Bill 1988 (1988)
  15. Submissions and Petition re the Australia Card Bill (September 1987)Other Arenas
  16. Suppression of Case Details (a BOTPA?), Letter to Deputy Chief of Army (1 Aug 2013), and his reply (7 Aug 2013)
  17. Emergency Warnings to Mobile Phones, Submission to Attorney-General’s Department (27 August 2010), AGD’s Reply (15 Sep 2010) and APF’s Response (30 Sep 2010)
  18. Characteristics of a Privacy Professionals’ Association, Letter to iappANZ (15 May 2010)
  19. Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, Accession to the Wellington Declaration (12 April 2010)
  20. Access to Share Registers, to Clth Treasury (21 July 2009)
  21. Disclosure of Sensitive Personal Data to a Gambling Company, to Productivity Commission (April 2009), and the empty reply (May 2009)
  22. Confidentiality Of Taxpayer Information / Tax Secrecy, to Clth Treasury (April 2009)
  23. Standard Business Reporting (SBR) Project, Submission to the Commonwealth Treasury (November 2008)
  24. Tenancy Database Regulations, submission to Cth AGs re Draft Privacy (Private Sector) Amendment Regs (June 2007)
  25. Submission to NSW Ombudsman re Lockdown powers’ Issues Paper, Dec 2006 (February 2007)
  26. NSW Education Bill – an unjustified threat to privacy: letters to Minister and Shadow Minister (14 November 2006)
  27. Privacy Legislation Amendment (Emergencies and Disasters) Bill 2006, to Senate Legal and Constitutional C’tee (September 2006)
  28. Taxation Security and Disclosure Provisions, to Dept of Treasury (September 2006)
  29. Access to Court Records, to N.S.W. A/G’s (July 2006)
  30. Extradition Law and Practice, to Attorney-General’s Dept (April 2006)
  31. Ethical Conduct in Human Research, to NH&MRC (March 2006)
  32. Submission re Review of the Queensland Club Industry Privacy Code (October 2005)