Australian Labor to revamp Privacy Act

The Rudd Government is ready to overhaul the 20-year-old Privacy Act and build a privacy regime to serve modern Australia, Special Minister of State John Faulkner has told a business breakfast marking the 1988 introduction of federal privacy laws.Senator Faulkner said the government’s approach to privacy reform will be based on the long-awaited Australian Law Reform Commission report, due for release next month.”The ALRC has conducted a comprehensive inquiry into the Act’s effectiveness, and considered at length issues such as creating uniform private regulations along with reducing compliance burdens on business,” he said. “Consistency is essential if people are to be fully aware of their privacy protections, and for government and business to readily comply with their obligations.
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