Tag Archives: Law and Legislation

UK political party proposes Digital Bill of Rights

A recent article in The Conversation, What use would a Digital Bill of Rights be? discusses  a proposal by the Liberal Democrats party to introduce a Digital Bill of Rights in Britain.

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Australian report on adding public value in NSW Community Legal sector.

The Financial Rights Legal Centre has published a report entitled, Adding public value: The integration of frontline services and law reform in the NSW Community Legal sector (PDF 4.6mb). “As well as the demonstrated social and economic benefit to disadvantaged … Continue reading

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Report of workshop on privacy

The European Data Protection Supervisor has issued a report entitled, Report of workshop on Privacy, Consumers, Competition and Big Data 2 June (PDF 135kb).  “This report of the workshop is structured according to the five big, overlapping themes which were … Continue reading

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Australian Law Reform Commission releases report on privacy

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has released a final report entitled, Serious invasions of privacy in the digital era (PDF 4.45mb).  “This Inquiry considers how Australian law may be reformed to prevent and remedy serious invasions of privacy. However, … Continue reading

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Australian Law Reform Commission releases discussion paper on privacy

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has released a discussion paper entitled, Serious invasions of privacy in the digital era (PDF 7.9mb). “The Terms of Reference for this Inquiry ask the ALRC to consider the detailed legal design of a … Continue reading

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Australian Information and Privacy Commissioners release statement on the OAIC’s enforcement approach to the new privacy laws

The Australian Information Commissioner and the Australian Privacy Commissioner have released a statement entitled, The OAIC’s enforcement approach to new privacy laws from 12 March 2014.

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NSW government passes disability services legislation

A news item on the National Disability Services website entitled, NSW passes law transferring government disability services to non government sector discusses the passage of the Disability Insurance Scheme (NSW Enabling) Bill which “will transfer all government-run disability services to the … Continue reading

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NSW government publishes feedback summary paper on disability law reform in New South Wales

 The New South Wales goverment have published the, Feedback summary paper on the reform of NSW disability laws (PDF 500kb). The paper, “summarises the main themes discussed by participants in the consultations and through written submissions” related to the consultation … Continue reading

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Big Data: Is the Australian Privacy Law keeping up?

A report title Big Data, big issues? Is Australian Privacy Law keeping up? (PDF 410kb) by Rayhaneh Saadati and Alec Christie from DLA Piper examines Big Data and the Privacy Act. “Big Data has been dubbed by many as the … Continue reading

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Hawke Report into FOI Act released by the Attorney-General

Hawke Report into FOI Act released today. “The Attorney-General today released the report into the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) and the Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010 by Dr Allan Hawke. The Hawke report has endorsed many of … Continue reading

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