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View the latest news in privacy law from sources such as the Law Institute Journal, submissions, media releases, blogs and more.

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The LIV Privacy Working Group is a sub-group of the LIV Technology and the Law Committee. Get involved in this committee to stay up to date.

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Browse the most critical legislation, court decisions, studies, useful websites and more for those interested in privacy law.

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About Privacy Law

Privacy has many facets, many of which are relevant to lawyers. Each individual will place a different value on privacy – but everyone has the benefit of some privacy protections. As lawyers, we have obligations to protect our clients’ privacy. Privacy issues cross various legal categories – every lawyer needs to at least be able to identify privacy issues affecting their clients’ matters. This is particularly imperative in today’s technologically driven world, where new technologies such as drones, biometrics and social media are requiring heightened awareness of security measures and privacy practices to help protect personal information.

Technology is drastically revolutionising our understanding of, and the value we place on, privacy – but is the law keeping pace with this change? Are our current standards, rights and obligations for the access, handling and holding, use and correction of personal information appropriate for contemporary circumstances?

The LIV, through its Privacy Working Group:

  • monitors developments in technology that affect privacy and developments in privacy law that involve technology
  • supports law practices and legal practitioners to understand their privacy obligations and how to design and build privacy into information systems and practice management systems
  • supports legal practitioners to advise clients on privacy issues
  • advocates on law reform issues relating to privacy and technology.


Call or email the senior policy lawyer in charge of the Privacy Working Group for more information about joining the group.

T: 9607 9522