by Ashley Tsacalos
Recent events have renewed the focus on issues of privacy, particularly in the face of technological developments. As a result, on 21 July 2011 the Minister for Privacy, The Hon Brendan O’Connor MP, announced that the Commonwealth Government will seek the views of the public on introducing a right to privacy in Australia. A public issues paper will be issued shortly which will canvas the prospect of introducing a statutory cause of action for serious invasions of privacy. A period of public consultation will follow.