Systematic government access to private-sector data in Australia

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This study of systematic government access to private-sector data in Australia suggests that, while the Australian government has a range of powers to obtain such data, those powers appear primarily aimed at obtaining specific data for specific purposes.
Little was found by way of direct unmediated access by the government to private-sector data or government access to private-sector data in bulk.
However, recent initiatives suggest that, in a not too distant future, Australian law may well cater for extensive, not to say excessive, systematic government access to private-sector data.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)268-272
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Data Privacy Law
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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In: International Data Privacy Law, Vol. 2, No. 4, 2012, p. 268-272.

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