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Review of Federal Privacy Laws

Public asked for submissions

On the front page of Austlii is announcement of ALRC review of Privacy law.

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ALRC DP 72 - Review of Australian Privacy Law

Is anyone here considering making a submission to the ALRC (I think the deadline was 7 December 2007)?

The CSA does not MAKE policy - it simply follows the 2 Acts (or is meant to).

And one of the major issues IS that it does not follow the Privacy Act.

I could find no slot here to put this announcement so I put it here, in the CSA area, as firstly there were no topics for Privacy.

Perhaps the Moderators might want to add a Privacy forum and move this post there.  [Done.  Moved.  Moderator]
The question is are you going to make a submission?

At the moment all the groups have their hands full with the Federal Election and other issues.

Amendments to the Family Law Act have the highest priority of all the groups. The Privacy Act is a minor inconvenience at best





Conan said
The question is are you going to make a submission?

At the moment all the groups have their hands full with the Federal Election and other issues.

Amendments to the Family Law Act have the highest priority of all the groups. The Privacy Act is a minor inconvenience at best

 

made my submission already mate

and I thought the FLAct just GOT amended

but as this is a forum, could you please put my topic where the common people can decide if invasion of their privacy is a "minor inconvenience"

I have no interest in what you think, or who you are, merely accessing justice for all, or as Kirby J said in his keynote address at Austlii in 1998 "Delivering the Law from the Dark Chaos"

nicholson said
I made my submission already mate

and I thought the FLAct just GOT amended

but as this is a forum, could you please put my topic where the common people can decide if invasion of their privacy is a "minor inconvenience"

I have no interest in what you think, or who you are, merely accessing justice for all, or as Kirby J said in his keynote address at Austlii in 1998 "Delivering the Law from the Dark Chaos"
Brian (is that a breach of the Privacy ACT? to use your name?)

Your submission will probably get consigned to the lets have a laugh department - where they normally go

Of course you have no interest in what I think - or anybody else for that matter

Of course there are Amendments possible - or let us say Practice Directions and Guidelines to be more accurate

What to you mean by the insulting comment 'Common People"

I wish I knew how to put up a poll -it would be on the line of how many posts will you make before you try sneaking in dodgy advertisements for your books

You have a major problem on this site - there are many people that know a lot more about Family Law and its application that you do
Conan said
Of course there are Amendments possible - or let us say Practice Directions and Guidelines to be more accurate
it's an enquiry into amending the PAct - what do you mean Practice dirns, only one case ever got to a court so ditto for guidelines [could you please explain that one]

Conan said
You have a major problem on this site - there are many people that know a lot more about Family Law and its application that you do
well that's why I came here, to be educated

to date all I have had is abuse - like welcome to our forum - WHAM!

ALRC Discussion Paper 72: Review of Australian Privacy Law

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/alrc/publications/dp/72/

Australian Law Reform Commission

ALRC Discussion Paper 72
Review of Australian Privacy Law

At this stage, this publication is available for viewing only in PDF. HTML and RTF versions are being prepared and will be available soon.

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Whole document: Portable Document Format (PDF) (17MB)

As Discussion Paper 72 is a very large file, you may wish to start by reading the overview of major issues and proposals in pdf or rtf.

If you wish to read or download text from the full Discussion Paper, you can download it by Chapter through the Table of Contents, below.

Table of Contents

Volume 1

Terms of Reference
List of Participants
List of Proposals and Questions
List of Proposed Unified Privacy Principles

Please note: This discussion paper is available for download in sections (Part A, B, C etc) or by each individual chapter.

Part A - Introduction

1. Introduction to the Inquiry

2. Overview–Privacy Regulation in Australia

3. The Privacy Act

4. Achieving National Consistency

5. Protection of a Right to Personal Privacy

Part B - Developing Technology

6. Overview–Impact of Developing Technology on Privacy

7. Accommodating Developing Technology in a Regulatory Framework

8. Individuals, the Internet and Generally Available Publications

9. Identity Theft

Part C - Interaction, Inconsistency and Fragmentation

10. Overview–Interaction, Inconsistency and Fragmentation

11. The Costs of Inconsistency and Fragmentation

12. Federal Information Laws

13. Required or Authorised by or under Law

14. Interaction with State and Territory Laws

Volume 2

Part D - The Privacy Principles

15. Structural Reform of the Privacy Principles

16. Consent

17. Anonymity and Pseudonomity

18. Collection

19. Sensitive Information

20. Specific Notification

21. Openness

22. Use and Disclosure

23. Direct Marketing

24. Data Quality

25. Data Security

26. Access and Correction

27. Identifiers

28 Transborder Data Flows

29. Additional Privacy Principles

Part E - Exemptions

30. Overview–Exemptions from the Privacy Act

31. Defence and Intelligence Agencies

32. Federal Courts and Tribunals

33. Exempt Agencies under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth)

34. Other Public Sector Exemptions

35. Small Business Exemption

36. Employee Records Exemption

37. Political Exemption

38. Media Exemption

39. Other Private Sector Exemptions

40. New Exemptions

Part F - Office of the Privacy Commissioner

41. Overview–Office of the Privacy Commissioner

42. Facilitating compliance with the Privacy Act

43. Structure of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner

44. Powers of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner

45. Investigation and Resolution of Privacy Complaints

46. Enforcing the Privacy Act

47. Data breach notification

Volume 3

Part G - Credit Reporting Provisions

48. Overview–Credit Reporting

49. The Credit Reporting Provisions

50. The Approach to Reform

51. More Comprehensive Credit Reporting

52. Collection of Credit Reporting Information

53. Use and Disclosure of Credit Reporting Information

54. Data Quality and Security

55. Rights of Access, Complaint Handling and Penalties

Part H - Health Services and Research

56. Regulatory Framework for Health Information

57. The Privacy Act and Health Information

58. Research

Part I - Children, Young People and Adults Requiring Assistance

59. Children, Young People and Privacy

60. Decision Making by Individuals Under the Age of 18

61. Adults with a Temporary or Permanent Incapacity

62. Other Third Party Assistance

Part J - Telecommunications

63. Telecommunications Act

64. Other Telecommunications Privacy Issues

Appendix 1. List of Submissions
Appendix 2. List of List of Agencies, Organisations and Individuals Consulted
Appendix 3. List of Abbreviations

This Discussion Paper reflects the law as at 31 July 2007

© Commonwealth of Australia 2007

This work is copyright. You may download, display, print and reproduce this material in whole or part, subject to acknowledgement of the source, for your personal, non-commercial use or use within your organisation. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), all other rights are reserved. Requests for further authorisation should be directed by letter to the Commonwealth Copyright Administration, Copyright Law Branch, Attorney-General's Department, Robert Garran Offices, National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600 or electronically via www.ag.gov.au/cca.

ISBN 978-0-9758213-8-1

Commission Reference: IP 33

The Australian Law Reform Commission was established on 1 January 1975 by the Law Reform Commission Act 1973 (Cth) and reconstituted by the Australian Law Reform Commission Act 1996 (Cth). The office of the ALRC is at Level 25, 135 King Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia.

All ALRC publications can be made available in a range of accessible formats for people with disabilities. If you require assistance, please contact the ALRC.

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Email: info@alrc.gov.auALRC homepage: Australian Law Reform Commission | ALRC

Making a submission

Any public contribution to an inquiry is called a submission and these are actively sought by the ALRC from a broad cross-section of the community, as well as those with a special interest in the inquiry.

Submissions are usually written, but there is no set format and they need not be formal documents. Where possible, submissions in electronic format are preferred.

It would be helpful if comments addressed specific questions or numbered paragraphs in this paper.

Open inquiry policy

In the interests of informed public debate, the ALRC is committed to open access to information. As submissions provide important evidence to each inquiry, it is common for the ALRC to draw upon the contents of submissions and quote from them or refer to them in publications. As part of ALRC policy, non-confidential submissions are made available to any person or organisation upon request after completion of an inquiry, and also may be published on the ALRC website. For the purposes of this policy, an inquiry is considered to have been completed when the final report has been tabled in Parliament.

However, the ALRC also accepts submissions made in confidence. Confidential submissions may include personal experiences where there is a wish to retain privacy, or other sensitive information (such as commercial-in-confidence material). Any request for access to a confidential submission is determined in accordance with the federal Freedom of Information Act 1982, which has provisions designed to protect sensitive information given in confidence.

In the absence of a clear indication that a submission is intended to be confidential, the ALRC will treat the submission as non-confidential.

Submissions should be sent to:

The Executive Director
Australian Law Reform Commission
GPO Box 3708
SYDNEY NSW 2001
Email: privacy@alrc.gov.au

Submissions may also be made using the online form on the ALRC's homepage: Australian Law Reform Commission | ALRC

The closing date for submissions in response to DP 72 is 7 December 2007.
I've been banned by DOTA, NEWDOTA, LFAA, MRA, NUANCE, OZYDADS, MENS CONFRATERNITY, WHIRLPOOL and various other groups but does not mean I am a troublemaker.

Maybe it means you and them don't understand me.

Understanding

I think that those who've responded to your antagonistic posts so far DO understand you Nicholson. You seem to be a quarrelous bloke out to pick fights and produce more heat and less light. You sound like the dd bloke who tried to turn the DOTA forum into his own personal fiefdom and then tried to ruin it when he couldn't. There's no place here for narcissists and disruptors in this forum; it's for genuine people seeking the best outcomes for caring fathers and their children.
Not bad at all, you have been on the site less than 24 hours, have insulted a site director, OneRingRules, Dad4Life, rudely referred to Geoff Holland as Holland, triggered my bullshit radar and had a senior moderator edit a post (presumably because it was abusive)

Obviously you have a People Skills Problem



Conan said
Not bad at all, you have been on the site less than 24 hours, have insulted a site director, OneRingRules, Dad4Life, rudely referred to Geoff Holland as Holland, triggered my bullshit radar and had a senior moderator edit a post (presumably because it was abusive)

Obviously you have a People Skills Problem
There are courses in anger management and I intend to take one

The democratic process is that submissions are invited BEFORE the ALRC makes its Report to Howard - or maybe it will be Rudd. The fact that the site is curently in Election mode is of no concern to me becasue I am trying to get the PA altered so I can make money out of blokes CSA issues

the KISS reason for my post was to INFORM the punter of his/her democratic right to have his/her say so I can make a quid
Hmmm.. So there are angry fathers here…

Who would have thought it???

Abusive not angry

Blonk.

I believe there is a difference between being angry and being abusive and exploitative, and that Nicholson's posts have been abusive and aggressive at the people here, not just angry at the system that has taken our children, homes, property and income.  This is a good site and it would be a pity for it to go the same way as did the Dads on the Air one for several years with that person who tried to prey upon and make money out of separated fathers.

Gary
I am sure without the expression lacking within a forum thread, my post was easy to misinterpret.

However I have learnt not to take anything posted on the net, however packed with emotion as it may seem, personally.

Keep in mind I have only been here for a week and have yet to be fully involved. This is a great site, but unfortunately will attract unstable people, simply due to the nature of it of its existance.

Anyway this is off topic so I will cease to post here.



well now, everyone has stopped their hissy fit so we can get back to business, but I dont understand why s 121 is slotted in here.  s 121 has nothing to do with privacy of individuals but is about the SECRECY of certain events if and only if involved in a FCA matters [about 0.0001% of Oz]

main issue is

46. Enforcing the Privacy Act

so go have a bo peep folks to see why AG is pulling this gig now [also need to read Palmer case to discover the porkies/reason]




nicholson said
well now, everyone has stopped their hissy fit so we can get back to business, but I dont understand why s 121 is slotted in here.  s 121 has nothing to do with privacy of individuals but is about the SECRECY of certain events if and only if involved in a FCA matters [about 0.0001% of Oz]     
Very strange - the portal name is familylawwebguide - so in my limited understanding of course - I read that as FAMILY LAW. Yes there are other forums here that deal with CSA

What is 1 in 10,000? - if there are 80,000 cases dealt with a year in the FMC and FCoA that makes 800,000,000 in other Courts - I never realised Australia was such a litigious Country



         
nicholson said
main issue is

46. Enforcing the Privacy Act

so go have a bo peep folks to see why AG is pulling this gig now [also need to read Palmer case to discover the porkies/reason]


 

How is the Privacy Act impinging on Family Law cases? - Quick our people need to be educated on this ASAP in case it comes up in Court in the next ten years


Executive Member of SRL-Resources, the Family Law People on this site (look for the Avatars) Be mindful what you post in public areas. 
OK, thanks very much for reply

but before I waste my valuable time, this topic does not get updated on the home page [as a Fam Law Matter]

could you please get your I.T. Professionals to correct that and I will gladly answer your questions, and thanks again for taking the time to reply

BTW what do you think of my groovy aviator thing?



nicholson said
OK, thanks very much for reply

but before I waste my valuable time, this topic does not get updated on the home page [as a Fam Law Matter]

could you please get your I.T. Professionals to correct that and I will gladly answer your questions, and thanks again for taking the time to reply

BTW what do you think of my groovy aviator thing?

 

I will phone the site programmers tonight and tell them to drop whatever they are doing tonight or at the weekend to work on your request

Save you valuable time - stop posting!

Your 'Avatar' is a poor attempt to parody the FLWG logo




Executive Member of SRL-Resources, the Family Law People on this site (look for the Avatars) Be mindful what you post in public areas. 


OK thanks for getting the Y2K Freaks off their arses

I look forward to the fix being fixed, going forward

but in the meanwhile, here is my description from my book

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Blonk said
Hmmm.. So there are angry fathers here…

Who would have thought it???
I suppose you could could argue that keeping fathers from their children is a good thing as all men are violent if you watch the TV advertising campaigns and look at the new DVO and AVO legislations being passed in every Labor State… Is it any wonder you are getting angry blokes….  Somer of us have been on this misadventure for to long.  :offtopic:

Executive Secretary - Shared Parenting Council of Australia
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