Privacy Act review to examine privacy tort, direct action rights, and GDPR compliance

GDPR continues to be a driver for other jurisdictions’ approach to privacy legislation…:

[…] Of particular interest in the paper was the failure of Australian privacy laws to be compatible with those in Europe, especially the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), with exemptions created in the Australian law two decades ago being a roadblock.

“The [Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC)] noted that no other comparable jurisdiction (the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada, and the European Union) exempts small businesses from the general privacy law,” the paper said.

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