Date of this Version

July 2000

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Forder, Jay. “Will Australia need a safe harbour?", CCH Law and Technology, Issue 21, July 2000, pp. 1-2.

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[Extract] Agreement was recently announced on terms for a "safe harbour" which will provide protection for US organisations. In the meantime, the Australian federal government's Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Bill seeks to extend privacy protection to the private sector. Will the Bill render Australian law adequate or will we need to negotiate our own "safe harbour"?



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