Consumer Privacy and Consent: Reform in the Light of Contract and Consumer Protection Law
Australian Law Journal, Vol. 94, No. 10, 2020
15 Pages Posted: 2 Mar 2021 Last revised: 25 Mar 2021
Date Written: March 1, 2021
In its recent Digital Platforms Inquiry — Final Report, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) made recommendations for the reform of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) to provide for better mechanisms for ensuring consumer consent to data collection practices and to the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) to strengthen the protection for consumers against overreaching data collection practices. Such reforms would certainly be timely, given growing concerns about data protection and privacy in the provision of online services to consumers.
Keywords: digital platforms, consumer consent
JEL Classification: K39
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