Crikey July 14, 2016 13 Comments
Compelling Australians to give their names to the census taker is unconstitutional, writes Bill McLennan, Australian Statistician 1995-2000.
Josh Taylor December 15, 2015 3 Comments
Whoopsies. Turns out you can't just hand out people's personal information just because you don't really want to be bothered with doing your job.
Crikey August 4, 2010 2 Comments
Former prime minister Paul Keating is delivering a speech to the Centre for Advance Journalism, University of Melbourne, tonight on the 'privacy imperative in the information age'. Crikey has the speech.
Bernard Keane October 3, 2008
For John Faulkner, the definitional challenge of privacy is resolved by empowering people to make their own decisions about what personal information becomes available, writes Bernard Keane.
Crikey August 13, 2008 1 Comment
It is beyond argument that currently the Australian law does not adequately protect the right of all individuals in our society to privacy, writes Greg Barns
Crikey September 25, 2007 3 Comments
The West Australian got fundamental facts wrong in a story about the hospital system and refused to correct. Their defence? You guessed it – writing stories about inadequate health services is in the "public interest" and this means that the errors "were immaterial to the issue", writes Margaret Simons.