A Seed on Barren Ground? The ALRC's Recommendation for a Statutory Privacy Tort
(2014) 42 Australian Business Law Review 403-405
3 Pages Posted: 18 Oct 2014 Last revised: 13 Jan 2015
Date Written: October 15, 2014
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
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