• International Privacy – some myths exposed

    Peter Ford     |      September 1, 2008

    Australian business needs to recognise its own interests in international privacy protection and take a more active part in the debate.

  • The ALRC Report on Privacy

    Peter Ford     |      August 19, 2008

    In a digital environment, approval of a data transfer makes about as much sense as approval of an ocean current.

    In its preoccupation with a perceived threat to its independence arising out of the recommendation for a private right of action for invasion of privacy, the media commentary on the ALRC’s Privacy Report has missed its most significant aspects. 

    Among its many recommendations, the following deserve wide public discussion: regulating cross-border data flows; rationalisation of exemptions and exceptions; and uniform privacy principles and national consistency.

    Regulating cross-border data flows