Passports (see also National Identification Schemes, and Identity)

  1. 6th Letter to DFAT re Passports Act Amendments (April 2005)
  2. 5th Letter to DFAT re Passports Act Amendments (31 May 2004)
  3. 4th Letter to DFAT re Passports Act Amendments (15 March 2004)
  4. Letter to DFAT re U.S. Fingerprinting of Australians (5 March 2004)
  5. 3rd Letter to DFAT re Passports Act Amendments (2 March 2004)
  6. 2nd Letter to DFAT re Passports Act Amendments (25 February 2004)
  7. DFAT re Proposed Revision of the Passports Act (February 2004)

Personal Property Securities

  1. Personal Property Securities – re PIA Report, to Clth A/G’s (31 July 2009)
  2. Personal Property Securities – Missing PIA Hinders Debate, to Clth A/G’s (11 July 2009), and PIA Report (15 July 2009), and the A/G’s Response (4 August 2009)
  3. Personal Property Securities Bill 2008, Outstanding Concerns, to Clth A/G’s (12 June 2009)
  4. Personal Property Securities Bill, Evidence to the Senate Legal & Constitutional C’tee (January 2009), mirrored here
  5. Personal Property Securities Bill 2008, Submission to Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs (December 2008)
  6. Personal Property Securities Reform Regulations, Submission to the Attorney-General’s Dept (October 2008)
  7. Personal Property Securities Bill 2008, Submission to the Attorney-General’s Dept (August 2008)
  8. Personal Properties Securities – 1. Registration and Search, Submission to AGs (February 2007)

Prisons

  1. RFID-Tagging in the new ACT Prison, submission to ACT Corrective Services Minister (March 2008), and the Minister’s response (April 2008)
  2. Biometrics of Visitors to Queensland Correctional Centres, Letter to Qld Minister for Police (March 2008)
  3. 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)
  4. RFID-Tagging in the new ACT Prison, submission to ACT Corrective Services Minister (July 2007), and the Minister’s response (August 2007)

Privacy Regulation – Generally (see also FOI)

  1. Human Rights Protections, Policy Statement (5 Mar 2017)
  2. Draft PIA Guide, Submission to NSW Privacy Commissioner (14 Oct 2016)
  3. Privacy Commissioner v. Telstra, Amicus Curiae Application to the Federal Court (23 Aug 2016)
  4. Defence Trade Controls Act (DTCA), Endorsement of Petition by International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR), mirrored here (14 Jul 2015)
  5. 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)
  6. Human Rights as a Brake on Tyranny, Public Statement (4 Feb 2015)
  7. Privacy advocates win significant improvements in APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) (29 Jan 2015)
  8. Guide to Privacy Regulatory Action, Submission to OAIC (12 Dec 2014)
  9. Privacy and Free Speech, Chair’s Invited Address to HRC Free Speech Symposium (7 Aug 2014)
  10. Opposition to Recognition of TRUSTe as a CBPR Accountability Agent, Submission to APEC (13 Jun 2014)
  11. OAIC’s Draft Guide re Privacy Impact Assessments, Submission to OAIC (31 Mar 2014)
  12. International Data Privacy Standards, Revised Policy Statement (17 Sep 2013)
  13. International Data Privacy Standards, Policy Statement (3 Aug 2013)
  14. Privacy Impact Assessments, Policy Statement (28 Apr 2013)
  15. Meta-Principles for Privacy Protection, Policy Statement (28 Apr 2013)
  16. An Appropriate Public Regulatory Body for Media Privacy, Submission to the Independent Media Inquiry (18 Nov 2011)
  17. Review of the 1980 OECD Guidelines, Submission by the Civil Society Information Society Advisory Council (CSISAC) to the OECD (4 April 2011)
  18. Characteristics of a Privacy Professionals’ Association, Letter to iappANZ (15 May 2010)
  19. FOI and Information Commissioner Bills, Submission to the Senate Finance & Public Admin Committee (27 Jan 2010)
  20. Global Privacy Standards for a Global World, Signatory to International Declaration (14 October 2009), mirrored here
  21. Declaration of Civil Society Organizations on the Role of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, to the Commissioners, in Montreal (25 September 2007)

Privacy Regulation – Tort

  1. Human Rights Protections, Policy Statement (5 Mar 2017)
  2. Privacy Tort, Submission to NSW Parliamentary Inquiry (15 Dec 2015)
  3. Remedies for Invasion of Privacy, Submission to NSW Legislative Council (23 Sep 2015)
  4. Privacy Cause of Action; and Data Retention, Submission to ACT Attorney-General (1 Mar 2015)
  5. Serious Invasions of Privacy, Submission to ALRC (12 May 2014)
  6. A statutory cause of action for invasion of privacy, Submission to S.A. Law Reform Institute (14 Feb 2014)
  7. Reference on Serious Privacy Invasions, Submission to ALRC (15 Nov 2013)
  8. A Statutory Cause of Action, Submission to PM&C / Attorney-General’s Dept (4 Nov 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)

Privacy Regulation – Security

  1. Government Respect for Strong Encryption, Joint Communique to the Ministers Responsible for the Five Eyes Security Community (30 Jun 2017), mirrored here
  2. International Cyber Engagement Strategy, Submission to Dept of Foreign Affairs & Trade (31 Mar 2017)
  3. Privacy Amendment (Notification of Serious Data Breaches) Bill 2015, Submission to Attorney-General’s Dept (4 Mar 2016)
  4. Security Clearance Data, Submission to Minister for Defence (15 Jul 2015), and the vacuous reply (14 Aug 2015
  5. Promote Strong Encryption and Anonymity in the Digital Age, Sign-up to Human Rights Watch Submission to the UN Human Rights Council (17 Jun 2015)
  6. Draft APP Guidelines 6-11, Submission to OAIC (29 Oct 2013)
  7. OAIC Guide to Information Security, Submission to OAIC (7 Jan 2013)
  8. Information Security, Policy Statement (23 Dec 2012)

Privacy Regulation – Data Breach Notification

  1. Privacy Amendment (Notification of Serious Data Breaches) Bill 2015, Submission to Attorney-General’s Dept (4 Mar 2016)
  2. Data Breach Notification aka PA (Privacy Alerts) Bill 2013, Submission to Senate Legal and Constitutional Ctee (20 Jun 2013)
  3. Data Breach Notification, Supplementary Policy Statement (4 May 2013)
  4. Data Breach Notification, Policy Statement (12 Apr 2013)
  5. Privacy Amendment (Privacy Alerts) Bill, Submission to Clth Attorney-General’s Dept (Apr 2013)
  6. Data Breach Notification, Submission to Clth Attorney-General’s Dept (2 Dec 2012)
  7. eHealth record system (PCEHR) Data Breach Notification, Submission to OAIC (29 Sep 2012)
  8. eHealth Care Data Breach, Policy Statement (28 August 2009)
  9. Data Breach Notification Guidelines, Submission to OFPC (June 2008)

Privacy Regulation – Federal Parliament

  1. Human Rights Protections, Policy Statement (5 Mar 2017)
  2. Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), Submission to Joint Standing Ctee on Treaties (10 Mar 2016)
  3. Disestablishment of the OAIC, Public Statement (16 May 2014)
  4. Democratic Control of Surveillance by the State, Policy Statement (10 May 2014)
  5. Privacy Amendment Bill, Submission to Senators (27 Nov 2012)
  6. Privacy Amendment Bill, Supplementary Submission to Senate Legal & Constitutional Committee (10 Aug 2012), and Evidence to the Committee (10 Aug 2012)
  7. Privacy Amendment Bill, Supplementary Submission to House Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs (6 Aug 2012)
  8. Privacy Amendment Bill, Submission to House Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs (3 Aug 2012)
  9. Privacy Amendment Bill, Submission to Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee (20 Jul 2012)
  10. Media Paranoia Distorting Facts on Privacy Tort, Opinion Piece in Crikey (1 Aug 2011), mirrored here
  11. A Privacy Right of Action, Policy Statement (21 Jul 2011)
  12. ‘Anti-Privacy Bill’ Should be Scrapped, Media Release (23 May 2012)
  13. Credit Reporting – Exposure Drafts of the Australian Privacy Amendment Legislation, Submission to Senate Committee on Finance and Public Administration (25 Mar 2011)
  14. Draft NSW Human Rights Bill, Submission to NSW Parliament (18 Jan 2011), and the revised Draft Bill of Rights (4 Feb 2011)
  15. Proposed Australian Privacy Principles (APPs), Submission to Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee (18 August 2010)
  16. Inquiry into Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Bill 2010, submission to Senate Legal and Constitutional C’tee (July 2010)
  17. Role of the Senate Scrutiny of Bills Committee, Submission to that Committee (6 Apr 2010)
  18. Fair Work Bill, Submission to the Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee (February 2009)
  19. Election Challenge – 2007 (July 2007)
  20. Privacy Legislation Amendment (Emergencies and Disasters) Bill 2006, to Senate Legal and Constitutional C’tee (September 2006)
  21. Privacy Act Review, Opening Statement to Senate Committee on the (18 May 2005)
  22. Review of the Privacy Act, to Senate Committee – Supplementary (March 2005)
  23. Review of the Privacy Act, Senate Committee (March 2005)

Privacy Regulation – Law Reform Agencies

  1. Traditional Rights and Freedoms – Encroachments by Commonwealth Laws, Submission to ALRC (21 Sep 2015)
  2. Traditional Rights and Freedoms – Encroachments by Commonwealth Laws, Submission to ALRC (13 Mar 2015)
  3. Serious Invasions of Privacy, Submission to ALRC (12 May 2014)
  4. Reference on Serious Privacy Invasions, Submission to ALRC (15 Nov 2013)
  5. Review of Secrecy Laws, to ALRC (16 August 2009)
  6. Review of Australian Privacy Law – DP 72 – Pt J – Telecommunications, to the ALRC (January 2008 – 11 pp.)
  7. Review of Australian Privacy Law – DP 72 – Pt H –Health Services and Research, to the ALRC (January 2008 – 9 pp.)
  8. Review of Australian Privacy Law – Discussion Paper 72, to the ALRC (December 2007 – 100 pp.)
  9. Credit Reporting Provisions, ALRC Issues Paper No. 32 (March 2007)
  10. Government Agency Coercive Information-Gathering Powers, to the Administrative Review Council (March 2007)
  11. Privacy Review, to ALRC (February 2007)

Privacy Regulation – OAIC, PM&C, A/G’s and Similar

  1. Re-appointment of Information Commissioner, Submission to Attorney-General (2 Feb 2016), and the vacuous reply (2 Mar 2016)
  2. Guide to Privacy Regulatory Action, Submission to OAIC (5 Jun 2015)
  3. Guide to Privacy Regulatory Action, Submission to OAIC (12 Dec 2014)
  4. Online Copyright Infringement, Submission to Attorney-General’s Dept (5 Sep 2014)
  5. OAIC Guide to Information Security, Submission to OAIC (13 Aug 2014)
  6. Disestablishment of the OAIC, Public Statement (16 May 2014)
  7. OAIC’s Regulatory Action Policy, Submission to OAIC (31 Mar 2014)
  8. Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Submission to Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade (13 Mar 2014)
  9. Draft APP Guidelines 12-13, Submission to OAIC (16 Dec 2013)
  10. Draft APP Guidelines 6-11, Submission to OAIC (29 Oct 2013)
  11. Draft APP Guidelines 1-5, Submission to OAIC (8 Oct 2013)
  12. Guidelines for Developing Codes, Submission to OAIC, plus APF’s Annotations on the Guidelines (15 Apr 2013)
  13. Privacy Act Regulations – Credit Reporting and Detailed Document, Submission to Attorney-General’s Dept (28 Sep 2012)
  14. Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), including the Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), Submission to Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (7 Sep 2011)
  15. Privacy Guidelines for Broadcasters, Letter to ACMA (16 Dec 2011), and ACMA’s Reply (22 Dec 2011)
  16. Openness Harmful to Privacy, Letter to Information Commissioner (20 Nov 2011), and the Commissioner’s Reply (7 Dec 2011)
  17. TFN Guidelines Review, Submission to OAIC (31 Oct 2011)
  18. 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)
  19. Letter from Aust Info Commissioner (14 Dec 2011), and APF’s reply
  20. Privacy Guidelines for Broadcasters, Submission to ACMA (14 Oct 2011), and ACMA’s Response (16 Dec 2011)
  21. 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
  22. The Proposed Merger of Centrelink, Medicare and the Department of Human Services, Public Statement (23 Mar 2011)
  23. PIA re the Proposed Merger of Centrelink, Medicare and DHS, Letter to Dept of Human Services (22 Mar 2011)
  24. Submission to the new Australian Privacy Commissioner, in conjunction with Liberty Victoria, NSW CCL, QCCL and CLA (2 August 2010), the response from the Privacy Commissioner (1 September 2010), and the response from the Information Commissioner (1 September 2010)
  25. National Human Rights Consultation, to Clth A/G’s (15 June 2009)
  26. Letter re Breaches of NPP 4.1,to OFPC, and the Privacy Commissioner’s positive reply, (April 2009)
  27. Comments re Draft Information Sheets, to OFPC (April 2009)
  28. Performance Benchmarking of Australian Business Regulation, to Productivity Commission (September 2006)
  29. Privacy Legislation Amendment Bill 2006, to OFPC (August 2006)
  30. Costs of Consumer Codes, to ACMA (February 2006)
  31. Commentary on the OFPC’s Privacy Act review report (6 June 2005)
  32. Privacy Impact Assessment Guidelines, to OFPC (February 2005)
  33. Review of the Private Sector Provisions of the Privacy Act 1988, to OFPC (December 2004)

Privacy Regulation – States & Territories

  1. Privacy Law, Submission to W.A. Attorney-General (2 Apr 2017), and the vacuous reply (3 May 2017)
  2. Human Rights Protections, Policy Statement (5 Mar 2017)
  3. Review of the Information Privacy Act (Qld), Submission to Queensland Attorney-General (19 Jan 2017)
  4. Draft PIA Guide, Submission to NSW Privacy Commissioner (14 Oct 2016)
  5. A Possible Human Rights Act, Submission to Queensland Parliament’s Legal and Community Safety Committee (29 Aug 2016)
  6. Remedies for Invasion of Privacy, Submission to NSW Legislative Council (23 Sep 2015)
  7. Open Data Policy, Submission to the WA Premier (3 Mar 2015)
  8. Privacy Cause of Action; and Data Retention, Submission to ACT Attorney-General (1 Mar 2015)
  9. A statutory cause of action for invasion of privacy, Submission to S.A. Law Reform Institute (14 Feb 2014)
  10. Appointment of a Replacement Privacy Commissioner, Follow-Up Letter to the Attorney-General of Queensland (17 Jul 2012), and the empty reply (26 July 2012)
  11. Appointment of a Replacement Privacy Commissioner, Follow-Up Letter to the Attorney-General of Victoria (13 Jul 2012), and the empty reply (27 September 2012)
  12. Appointment of a Replacement Privacy Commissioner, Letter to the Victorian Attorney-General, and his immediate reply (13 Mar 2012)
  13. 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)
  14. Possible new Privacy Act for the A.C.T., Submission to A.C.T. Attorney-General, jointly with CLA (30 August 2010)
  15. Comments re Draft Privacy and FOI Bills (Qld), to Queensland Premier (April 2009)
  16. Privacy Principles & Interstate Disclosure – GQ v NSW DET [2008] NSWADT 3191, Letters to NSW Privacy Commissioner & ors. (January 2009)
  17. Privacy Legislation in New South Wales, Submission to N.S.W. Law Reform Commission re Consultation Paper 3 (October 2008)
  18. N.S.W. Government Travel Smartcard, Letter to the N.S.W. Minister for Transport (September 2008)
  19. Election Challenge – A.C.T. (September 2008)
  20. Letter of Welcome, to the incoming NSW Privacy Commissioner, Judge Ken Taylor (January 2008)
  21. RFID-Tagging in the new ACT Prison, to ACT Corrective Services Minister (July 2007), and the Minister’s response (August 2007)
  22. Letter to Parties re NSW Election regarding their Privacy Platform (March 2007)
  23. Letter to NSW Premier Iemma re appointment of a Privacy Commissioner (January 2007)
  24. Letter to Victorian Premier Bracks re appointment of a Privacy Commissioner (January 2007)
  25. Letter to the NSW Privacy Commissioner (December 2005)
  26. Letter to the Tasmanian Ombudsman (December 2005)
  27. Victorian Privacy Commissioner re Privacy Impact Assessment Guidelines (February 2005)
  28. To NSW Attorney-General’s Dept re Review of NSW Privacy Act (17 May 2004)

Privacy Regulation – Advocacy Processes

  1. Engagement with Consumer and Privacy Advocates, Letter to Australian Retail Credit Association (ARCA), with Financial Rights Legal Centre, Consumer Action Law Centre and Financial Counselling Australia (11 Nov 2014)
  2. Engagement, Letter to Google (31 Aug 2014)
  3. Review of the PCEHR, Submission to Dept of Health (18 Jul 2014)
  4. OAIC’s Regulatory Action Policy, Submission to OAIC (31 Mar 2014)
  5. Engagement with NGOs, Submission to NSW Privacy Commissioner (18 Mar 2014)
  6. Banning of an APF Nominee on a Pretext, Letter to NEHTA’s CEO (11 Nov 2011), and the CEO’s Reply (14 Nov 2011) and another (23 Nov 2011)
  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. Financial Support for NGO Consultation Processes, Letter to Minister for Privacy and FOI (24 Jan 2011)
  12. Consultation Process re PCEHR, Submission to CEO of NEHTA (8 Nov 2010), and the CEO’s reply (12 Nov 2010)
  13. A Mechanism for Engagement between Google and APF, Letter to Google (2 Sep 2010)
  14. Consequences of Google’s Ongoing Failure to Engage with Civil Society, Letter to Google (27 August 2010)
  15. Australia Post Redirection Fees for NGOs, Letters to Senators (3 Feb 2010), and Reply from Senator Abetz (10 Mar 2010)
  16. Consumer Advocacy Research, to Clth Treasury (31 July 2009)
  17. Review of Consumer-related Industry Code Processes, to the Dept of Broadband Communications and the Digital Economy (May 2009)
  18. Funding of National Consumer Representation, Letters to Federal Ministers and certain MPs supporting CFA proposal (January 2009)

Telecommunications – Do Not Call Register

  1. Performance audit of ACMA’s regulation of unsolicited communications , Submission to ANAO (30 Nov 2014)
  2. Optimal period of registration on the Do Not Call Register, Submission to Dept of Communications (15 Jan 2014)
  3. Do Not Call Register Legislation Amendment Bill 2009, Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Environment, Communication & the Arts (27 Jan 2010)
  4. Review of the Do Not Call Register, to Dept of Broadband etc. (DBCDE) (21 October 2009)
  5. Enforcement of the Do Not Call Register, Policy Statement (October 2008)
  6. Draft Telecommunications (Do Not Call Register) (Telemarketing and Research Calls) Industry Standard Variation 2007: Proposed ‘Sunday call’ variation, Submission to ACMA (May 2007)
  7. Further Dilution of the Do Not Call Register, Submission to ACMA (13 April 2007)
  8. Do Not Call Register Bill 2006, to a Senate Committee (June 2006)
  9. Submission re a Do-Not-Call Register, to DoCITA (November 2005)

Telecommunications – CND/CLI

  1. De-registration of Calling Number Display Code, Submission to ACMA (31 Oct 2016), and ACMA’s business-serving reply (6 Nov 2016)
  2. Calling Number Display, with CTN, to Communications Alliance (September 2006)
  3. Disclosure of CLI to 190 Service Providers, to ACMA (October 2005)
  4. Submission to Australian Communications Industry Forum on draft revised Calling Number Display Code of Practice (DR C522) (November 2002)

Telecommunications – IPND

  1. Review of the Integrated Public Number Database (IPND), Submission to Dept of Communications (5 Jun 2014)
  2. Integrated Public Number Database (IPND), Submission to Department of Communications (28 Jul 2014)
  3. Silent Numbers, Submission to Senate Committee on Environment and Communications (28 Mar 2013)
  4. The Integrated Public Number Database (IPND), Submission to Dept of Broadband, etc. (23 Dec 2011)
  5. Review of the Telecommunications (Emergency Call Services) Determination, to ACMA (27 September 2009)
  6. Use of IPND information to provide Location Dependent Carriage Services (LDCS), submission to DCITA (August 2007)
  7. IPND Scheme and Legislative Instruments, to ACMA and DCITA (March 2007)
  8. Telecommunications Amendment (Integrated Public Number Database) Bill 2006, to Senators (November 2006)
  9. ACMA re Integrated Public Number Database (IPND) (31 July 2005)

Telecommunications – Interception & Access

  1. Government Respect for Strong Encryption, Joint Communique to the Ministers Responsible for the Five Eyes Security Community (30 Jun 2017), mirrored here
  2. Data Retention – Access in Civil Proceedings, Submission to Dept of Communications (13 Jan 2017)
  3. Big Data Analytics by National Security and Law Enforcement Agencies (24 Oct 2016)
  4. Put a stop to invasive Stingray surveillance, Signup to International Campaign (18 Mar 2016)
  5. 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)
  6. Verbal Evidence re Telecommunications Act s.313, followed by a Supplementary Submission, to HoR Committee on Infrastructure and Communications (4 Mar 2015)
  7. Privacy Cause of Action; and Data Retention, Submission to ACT Attorney-General (1 Mar 2015)
  8. Comprehensive Revision of Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979, Speaking Notes for Evidence to Senate Legal & Constitutional Affairs References Committee (2 Feb 2015)
  9. Comprehensive Revision of Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979, Supplementary Submission to Senate Legal & Constitutional Affairs References Committee (1 Feb 2015)
  10. Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014, Supplementary Submission to Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (31 Jan 2015)
  11. Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014, Submission to Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence & Security (PJCIS) (19 Jan 2015)
  12. Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 , Submission to Senate Legal & Constitutional Affairs References Committee (14 Oct 2014)
  13. Telecommunications Act s.313, Submission to House of Reps Standing Ctee on Infrastructure and Communications (24 Aug 2014)
  14. Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979, Evidence to Senate Legal & Constitutional Committee, mirrored here (29 Jul 2014)
  15. Democratic Control of Surveillance by the State, Policy Statement (10 May 2014)
  16. Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act, Submission to Senate Committee on Constitutional and Legal Affairs (17 Mar 2014)
  17. Investigation and Control of Australian Spy Agencies Essential, Public Statement (4 Dec 2013)
  18. ASD Disclosures of Personal Data to Foreign Countries, PI Complaint to Human Rights Commissioner (2 Dec 2013)
  19. ASD Disclosures of Personal Data to Foreign Countries, PI Complaint to Inspector-General of Intelligence & Security (2 Dec 2013)
  20. Telecommunications Amendment (Get a Warrant) Bill, Submission to Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Ctee (5 Aug 2013)
  21. International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance, Sign-on to International Instrument (31 Jul 2013)
  22. Telecommunications Interception and Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2010, Submission to Senate Legal & Constitutional Committee (28 Oct 2010), Supplementary Submission (9 Nov 2010), Verbal Evidence and Hansard (11 Nov 2010), and Answer to Question with Notice (14 Nov 2010)
  23. Urgent Request to Regulators to Demand Return of 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)
  24. 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
  25. 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)
  26. Stakeholder Consultation on the Operation of the Australian Telecommunications Interception Framework, Letter to Communications Access Co-ordinator, Attorney-General’s Department (6 May 2010)
  27. Computer Network Protection Amendments to the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act, to Clth A/G’s Dept (14 August 2009)
  28. Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment Bill 2008, Supplementary Submission to Senate Legal and Constitutional C’tee (April 2009)
  29. Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment Bill 2008, Submission to Senate Legal and Constitutional C’tee (April 2009)
  30. Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment Bill 2008, Supplementary Submission to Senate C’tee (April 2008)
  31. Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment Bill 2008, Submission to Senate Legal and Constitutional Affaits C’tee (April 2008)
  32. Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment Bill 2007, submission to Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee (July 2007)
  33. Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Bill 2007 Exposure Draft , to Cth AGs Dept (February 2007)
  34. Telecommunications (Interception) Amendment Bill 2006, to Senate Legal & Constitutional Committee (March 2006)
  35. Review of Access to Communications under Telecomms (Interception) Act (May 2005)
  36. Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee re Telecommunications (Interception) Amendment (Stored Communications) Bill 2004 (June 2004)
  37. Attorney-General re Telecommunications Interception Bill (1 June 2004)
  38. Position on Telecommunications (Interception) Amendment Bill 2004 (February 2004)
  39. Submission to Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee Inquiry into Telecommunications Interception Legislation Amendment Bill 2002 (April 2002 – APCC)
  40. Telecommunications Interception, March 1999 (TI Reviews.doc)

Telecommunications – Other (see also Internet)

  1. Review of ACCAN (Telecomms Act s.593), Submission to Dept of Communications (18 Nov 2016)
  2. Prepaid Mobile Id Checks, Submission to Dept of Communications (16 Nov 2014)
  3. Prepaid Mobile Identity-Checking, Submission to ACMA (15 Jun 2013)
  4. Review of ACCAN, Submission to Dept of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (23 Oct 2011)
  5. The Collection of Third Party Data Through Networks such as Wifi, Policy Statement (31 May 2011)
  6. Location and Tracking of Individuals through their Mobile Devices, Policy Statement (13 May 2011)
  7. Telecommunications Industry and the Credit Reporting Code, Support for Joint Submission to Dept of Prime Minister & Cabinet (3 Mar 2011)
  8. 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)
  9. Campaigning for consumers in communications, Submission to Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) (10 October 2009)
  10. Re Mobile Premium Services (MPS) Code and Guideline, joint NGO Letters to ACMA, ACCC, and The Minister (March 2009)
  11. Info Sheet on Part 13 of the Telecommunications Act, Submission to the Privacy Commissioner (August 2008)
  12. Re Communications Alliance’s lack of attention to privacy, APF Letter (9 June 2008), CA’s Reply (19 June 2008), and APF’s Further Letter (30 June 2008)
  13. Restricted Access Systems Declarations (re MA15+, R18+ content), submission to ACMA (November 2007)
  14. Charging for unlisted numbers (Silent lines), to OFPC, TIO, ACMA and ACCC (April 2006)
  15. Identity checks for pre-paid mobile phones, to ACMA (April 2006)
  16. Submission to ACIF re the Code for the Handling of Life Threatening and Unwelcome Calls (November 2005)
  17. Senate Telecommunications Regulation Inquiry (14 July 2005)
  18. Aust Communications Authority: Regulatory Issues re VoIP (January 2005)
  19. ACIF re Unfair Consumer Contracts (November 2004)
  20. To Australian Communications Authority re Customer Information (18 May2004)
  21. Mobile Location, to the Australian Communications Authority (30 April 2004)
  22. Submission to the A.C.A. re ENUM (2 November 2002)
  23. Submission to Australian Communications Industry Forum on Draft Industry Guideline on Consultation with Consumer Representatives (May 2002 – APCC)
  24. Senate Committee Inquiry re Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) (January 1999 – APCC) (Senate Telco Inquiry.doc)
  25. Senate Select Committee on Information Technology Inquiry into Self-Regulation (Senate IT Inquiry.doc) (August 1998)
  26. Submission to the AUSTEL Inquiry into Telecommunications Privacy (27 February 1992)

Trans-Border / Trans-Jurisdictional

  1. Privacy advocates win significant improvements in APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) (29 Jan 2015)
  2. APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) system, and non-renewal of TRUSTe’s AA status, Submission to APEC, jointly with Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy & Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC), Center for Digital Democracy (CDD), Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), plus further signatories (3 Dec 2014)
  3. Opposition to Recognition of TRUSTe as a CBPR Accountability Agent, Submission to APEC (13 Jun 2014)
  4. Guidelines for Hosting State Government Data Outside NSW Borders, Submission to NSW Privacy Commissioner (16 Mar 2014)
  5. The APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules system, Submission to APEC Data Privacy Subgroup (24 Jun 2013)
  6. EU-Australia Passenger Name Record (PNR) Agreement, Further Comments (27 Sep 2011)
  7. EU-Australia Passenger Name Record (PNR) Agreement, Public Statement (19 Sep 2011)
  8. Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, Accession to the Wellington Declaration (12 April 2010)
  9. Cross Border Data Transfers, Submission to Dept of Prime Minister & Cabinet (30 November 2009)
  10. Privacy Principles & Interstate Disclosure – GQ v NSW DET [2008] NSWADT 3191, Letters to NSW Privacy Commissioner & ors. (January 2009)
  11. Letter to Privacy Commissioner re SWIFT Complaint of Jul/Oct 2006 (February 2007)
  12. Breach of Privacy Act by Australian Financial Institutions (through SWIFT), to Privacy Commissioner (October 2006)
  13. SWIFT – disclosures of Australians’ financial information without warrant to the USA, to Privacy Commissioner (July 2006)

Transport – ANPR

  1. Point to Point Cameras, Submission to ACT Greens, plus Notes on Mass Surveillance and copy of CCTV Policy Statement (22 Aug 2011)
  2. Point to Point Cameras, Reply from ACT Minister for Transport to ours of 17 July (22 Aug 2011)
  3. Point to Point Cameras, Submission to ACT Shadow Minister for Transport (22 Aug 2011)
  4. Point-to-Point Cameras, Submission to ACT Minister for Transport (17 July 2011)
  5. Point-to-Point Cameras (ANPR), Submission to ACT Minister for Transport (21 October 2010), and the Minister’s reply (11 Nov 2010)
  6. Crimtrac’s Scoping Study Report of November 2008?, approved by the board in March 2009 – yet the document remains UNSEEN as at 31 Jan 2011
  7. Crimtrac’s PIA Report of November 2008? – Crimtrac reneged on a commitment to publish the document. It remains UNSEEN as at 31 Jan 2011
  8. Report by the Queensland Parliamentary Travelsafe Committee, September 2008, and clarification letter of 12 September 2008
  9. Crimtrac’s PIA Consultant’s Meeting Notes of 12 June and 13 June (June 2008)
  10. Crimtrac Consultation documents (June 2008):
    1. Covering Letter, Background Paper, Attachment 1, Attachment 2
  11. Verbal Evidence to Queensland Parltry Travelsafe C’tee, pp. 10-16 (March 2008)
  12. Automated Number Plate Recognition, Policy Statement (March 2008)
  13. Submission to the Queensland Parliamentary Travelsafe Committee (January 2008)
  14. Letter to N.S.W. Police (January 2005)
  15. Letter to Australian Privacy Commissioner (January 2005)

Transport – Anonymity on Public Transport

  1. SmartRider Scheme Travel Data, Submission to W.A. Minister for Transport (2 Apr 2017), and the inadequate response (8 Jun 2017)
  2. NSW Transport Opal Cards, Submission to NSW Transport Minister (24 Aug 2015), the PC’er’s reply (25 Sep 2015) and the completely beside-the-point ‘response’ from the Minister (7 Oct 2015)
  3. The Opel Card, and Anonymous Use of Public Transport, Letter to NSW Transport Minister (29 Sep 2013), and the reply from the Minister (20 Nov 2013)
  4. NSW Transport Opal Card, Letter to NSW Minister for Transport (29 Nov 2012)
  5. Electronic Transport Ticketing System, Letter to NSW Minister of Transport (2 Mar 2011), and the Department’s Reply (25 Mar 2011)
  6. Anonymous Use of the Adelaide Public Transport System, Letter to the S.A. Transport Minister (October 2008)
  7. Anonymous Use of Public Roads and Public Transport, Letter to Privacy and Human Rights Commissioners (September 2008), and a holding reply from NSWPC (October 2008)
  8. ‘E-tags are another example of surveillance by stealth’ (SMH Ope-Ed Piece by Chair Anna Johnston, 25 August 2005)

Transport – Anonymity on the Road

  1. Pay Parking Anonymity, Letter to ACT Treasurer (24 Sep 2013), and the fairly positive reply from the Minister (14 Oct 2013)
  2. Anonymous Travel on the M5, Submission to NSW Minister for Transport (10 Mar 2013)
  3. Anonymity on Toll-Roads, Letters to the Operators of the Sydney Eastern Distributor and M2 (15 Dec 2011), and Transurban’s reply (3 Jan 2012)
  4. Jurisdictional Arrangements re Road Tolling, Follow-Up Letter to Australian Privacy Commissioner (3 Nov 2010), and the long-delayed reply (18 Feb 2011
  5. Partly-Successful Complaint to Roam Tolling and PC’er re Sydney M7 Ring-Road (2010).
    This was denied by Roam, but the cash payment was accepted:

    1. Complaint Letter to Roam (2 Nov 2010)
    2. Reply from Roam(9 Nov 2010)
  6. Partly-Successful Complaint to RTA re Sydney Harbour Bridge (2009-10):
    1. Complaint Letter to RTA (22 Oct 2009)
    2. Reply from RTA (22 Feb 2010), including acceptance of the cash payment
  7. Policy Statement on Road Tolls (Sep 2008)
  8. Anonymous Use of Public Roads and Public Transport, Letter to Privacy and Human Rights Commissioners (September 2008), and a holding reply from NSWPC (October 2008)
  9. Partly-Successful 2nd Complaint to Roam Tolling re Sydney M7 Ring-Road (2008):
    1. Complaint Letter to Roam re second payment ( 24 Apr 2008)
    2. Reply from Roam (16 May 2008), including acceptance of the cash payment:
      “I have applied the monies received against the outstanding Toll amount”
  10. Complaint to Roam Tolling and PC’er re Sydney M7 Ring-Road (2007-08).
    This was strenuously avoided by both Roam and the Privacy Commissioner:

    1. Complaint Letter to Roam (12 Oct 2007)
    2. Reply from Roam (7 Nov 2007), including a contrivance to avoid accepting cash
    3. Further Complaint Letter to Roam (30 Nov 2007)
    4. Reply from Roam (11 Dec 2007)
    5. Complaint Letter to Privacy Commissioner (9 Jan 2008) – 5MB!
    6. Follow-up to PC’er after 3 months of silence (24 Apr 2008)
    7. Reply from Privacy Commissioner (15 May 2008), trying to avoid the complaint, and (erroneously? intentionally??) marked ‘In Confidence’
    8. Further letter to PC’er (31 May 2008)
    9. Reply from Privacy Commissioner (16 Jun 2008), resulting in the position that the company appears to be subject to absolutely no privacy law at all
  11. Letter to N.S.W. Liberal Party re Toll Booths (February 2003)
  12. Federal Office of Road Safety re Intelligent Transport Systems (January 1997 – APCC) (Forsub1.doc)

Transport – Driver’s Licences (See Identity – ID Cards)

Visual Surveillance (see also Body Scanners, ‘Counter-Terrorism’, Data Surveillance, Identity, Internet, Telecommunications and Transport – ANPR)

  1. Managing Drones’ Privacy and Civil Liberties Impacts, Conference Presentation (24 Jul 2014)
  2. Serious Invasions of Privacy, Submission to ALRC (12 May 2014)
  3. Democratic Control of Surveillance by the State, Policy Statement (10 May 2014)
  4. CitySafe CCTV and Transmission to iPads, Submission to Brisbane City Council (19 Apr 2014), and the dismissive reply (21 May 2014)
  5. Drones, Policy Statement (31 Mar 2014)
  6. CitySafe CCTV and Transmission to iPads, Submission to Qld Police Minister and Brisbane City Council (14 Mar 2014), and the BCC’s Reply (4 Apr 2014)
  7. Engagement, Letter to Australian Certified UAV Operators Inc. (ACUO) (8 Mar 2014)
  8. Drones and Privacy, Oral Evidence to the HoR Social Policy and Legal AffairsCommittee, Hansard mirrored here (28 Feb 2014)
  9. Review of CCTV Schemes, Submission to NSW Premier and Attorney-General (5 May 2013), and the Premier’s dismissive reply (30 May 2013)
  10. Review of the Workplace Surveillance Act 2005 (NSW), Submission to NSW Attorney-General’s Dept (31 Jan 2011)
  11. Draft CCTV Code of Practice, Submission to Penrith Council (7 Sep 2010)
  12. Fixed Speed Cameras, Submission to Queensland Parliamentary Economic Development Committee (14 Apr 2010)
  13. Visual Surveillance including CCTV, Updated Policy Statement (6 Jan 2010)
  14. Visual Surveillance including CCTV, Policy Statement (14 October 2009)
  15. Google StreetView, Policy Statement (August 2008)
  16. Google StreetView, Policy Statement (April 2008)
  17. Publication of CCTV Photos of Passers-By, to AFP and The Canberra Times (December 2007), and reply from the AFP (April 2008)
  18. Analysis of NSW Workplace Surveillance Bill (May 2005)
  19. Vic. Law Reform Commission re Workplace Privacy Options Paper (November 2004)
  20. N.S.W. Attorney-General re Workplace Surveillance Bill (August 2004)
  21. Mobile Location, to the Australian Communications Authority (30 April 2004)
  22. Submission re the Victorian Law Reform Commission’s Issues Paper: “Workplace Privacy” (January 2003)

Workplace

  1. Security Clearance Data, Submission to Minister for Defence (15 Jul 2015), and the vacuous reply (14 Aug 2015
  2. Substance Abuse Testing and the Workplace, Policy Statement (31 Mar 2012)
  3. Substance Abuse Testing in the Workplace, Letter to AMEC (7 Feb 2012)
  4. Biometrics in the Workplace, Policy Statement (15 Oct 2011)
  5. Review of the Workplace Surveillance Act 2005 (NSW), Submission to NSW Attorney-General’s Dept (31 Jan 2011)
  6. The Privacy Policies of Australian Universities, Submission to Universities Australia (14 Apr 2010), a holding reply (29 July 2010), and the eventual, empty reply (27 Oct 2010)
  7. Fair Work Bill, Submission to the Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee (February 2009)
  8. Workplace Email, Policy Statement (April 2008)
  9. Workplace Privacy, submission to Standing Committee of Attorneys-General (July 2007)
  10. Analysis of NSW Workplace Surveillance Bill (May 2005)
  11. HREOC re Employment Discrimination based on Criminal Records (February 2005)
  12. Vic. Law Reform Commission re Workplace Privacy Options Paper (November 2004)
  13. N.S.W. Attorney-General re Workplace Surveillance Bill (August 2004)
  14. Clth Attorney-General re Employee Records (16 April 2004)
  15. Submission re the Victorian Law Reform Commission’s Issues Paper: “Workplace Privacy” (January 2003)