May 262016
 
 May 26, 2016  Breaches, Laws, Non-U.S., Online

Emily Meller writes:

Two years ago, Victoria became the first Australian state to legislate against revenge porn and now NSW may be about to follow their lead. Well, kind of. Last month, the NSW Standing Committee on Law and Justice released a report that recommended new laws to target serious invasions of privacy. This includes not only distribution of private photos and video without consent, but big data leaks from corporations or government bodies.

The problem is, it’s likely you’ve heard all this before. This is actually the fifth time that a law reform commission has recommended similar changes since 2008, which means a lot of time, money and expertise seems to have been wasted on this despite a pretty clear consensus on both the need for the laws and the form they should take.

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