July 14, 2016 13
Compelling Australians to give their names to the census taker is unconstitutional, writes Bill McLennan, Australian Statistician 1995-2000.
December 15, 2015 3
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.
August 4, 2010 2
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.
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.
August 13, 2008 1
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
September 25, 2007 3
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.