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Systematic government access to private-sector data in Australia
International Data Privacy Law
  • Dan Svantesson, Bond University
Date of this Version
1-1-2012
Document Type
Journal Article
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Svantesson, D.J.B. (2012). Systematic government access to private-sector data in Australia. International Data Privacy Law, 2(4), 268-276. ISSN: 2044-3994

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Abstract

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.

Citation Information
Dan Svantesson. "Systematic government access to private-sector data in Australia" International Data Privacy Law Vol. 2 Iss. 4 (2012) p. 268 - 276 ISSN: 2044-3994
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dan_svantesson/56/