This Issues Paper was released on 8 October 2013, signalling the first stage of public consultation for the Serious Invasions of Privacy Inquiry.
The paper provides background information and highlights issues identified by the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) as relevant to the Terms of Reference. The Issues Paper asks questions not just on issues relating to a stand-alone cause of action—to allow people to sue for a serious invasion of privacy—but also about alternative ways that existing laws could be supplemented or amended to provide appropriate protection for privacy in the digital era.
The ALRC invites individuals and organisations to make submissions in response to specific questions, or to any of the background material and analysis provided.
The closing date for submissions was 11 November 2013.