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Do Australians have a legal right to privacy?

14 Mar 2005
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The advent of the internet and mobile phones have made communication easier and quicker, but the change is not necessarily for the best. This is illustrated, among other things, by recent media reports about the misuse of mobile phones, particularly camera phones (or 'phonecams'). In this research note, Morag Donaldson briefly examines the law of privacy in Australia - both legislation and common law - to highlight the fact that while the law offers some protections, there is currently no legal right to privacy in Australia - although the courts are moving towards recognising such a right.

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