Title

Systematic government access to private-sector data in Australia

Date of this Version

1-1-2012

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Interim status: Citation only

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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© Copyright Dan Svantesson, 2012

ISSN

2044-3994

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.

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