Matching rights with remedies: a statutory cause of action for invasion of privacy.

In its response to the NSW Law Reform Commission’s Consultation Paper 1 on a review of privacy laws, PIAC supports the proposal that a statutory cause of action for invasion of privacy be developed in NSW. In its submission, PIAC considers the relationship between such a cause of action and the need for comprehensive human rights protection in NSW and the appropriate limits that might properly apply to the right to privacy. PIAC also urges consideration be given to how such a right can be implemented to ensure it is an accessible cause of action, rather than an action available only to the rich and famous.

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