Consumer Privacy and Consent: Reform in the Light of Contract and Consumer Protection Law

15 Pages Posted: 2 Mar 2021 Last revised: 25 Mar 2021

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Damian Clifford

Australian National University College of Law

Jeannie Marie Paterson

University of Melbourne - Law School

Date Written: March 1, 2021

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Clifford, Damian and Paterson, Jeannie Marie, Consumer Privacy and Consent: Reform in the Light of Contract and Consumer Protection Law (March 1, 2021). Australian Law Journal, Vol. 94, No. 10, 2020, U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 925, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 21.2, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3795141

Damian Clifford

Australian National University College of Law ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

Jeannie Marie Paterson (Contact Author)

University of Melbourne - Law School ( email )

University Square
185 Pelham Street, Carlton
Victoria, Victoria 3010
Australia

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