The Australian Law Reform Commission has also recently reviewed the law relating to privacy. You can view its recommendations on the
The NSW Law Reform Commission has examined privacy in a number of reviews:
The Commission's review of privacy included:
The Commission's review of the law governing the handling of access applications for personal information of people other than the applicant under freedom of information legislation has reported on:
The Commission considered privacy issues in its review of the Listening Devices Act. The Commission proposed a comprehensive regime to regulate electronic surveillance in NSW.
Chapter 9 of the Issues Paper on minors' consent to medical treatment considered privacy as it relates to young people and their health information.
The Commission also considered privacy in its review of the Adoption Information Act which governs access to information for people who are adopted and their natural and adoptive parents.
The Commission's Report discusses the privacy implications of its recommendations, particularly in
chapter 6 and