A Seed on Barren Ground? The ALRC's Recommendation for a Statutory Privacy Tort

(2014) 42 Australian Business Law Review 403-405

Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014/05

3 Pages Posted: 18 Oct 2014 Last revised: 13 Jan 2015

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Normann Witzleb

The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Monash University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: October 15, 2014

Abstract

In September 2014, the Australian Law Reform Commission recommended the enactment of a statutory privacy tort to give victims of serious invasions of privacy a civil action for redress. This note considers the main aspects of the ALRC proposal and concludes that statutory law reform is necessary but unlikely under the current federal government.

Keywords: privacy, right to privacy, privacy tort, Australian law, tort law, law reform

JEL Classification: K13, K19

Suggested Citation

Witzleb, Normann, A Seed on Barren Ground? The ALRC's Recommendation for a Statutory Privacy Tort (October 15, 2014). (2014) 42 Australian Business Law Review 403-405, Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014/05, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2510641

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