Free speech, censorship, privacy and data retention

Submission to the inquiry on the Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Screening) Bill 2012 [Provisions] - April 2012

NSWCCL has made a submission to the inquiry on the Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Screening) Bill 2012 [Provisions].

CCL participated in the various consultations relating to body scanning over several years. We welcomed the significant moves that were taken to address some of the most intrusive aspects of the earlier proposals. Most significantly this included the move away from capturing raw body images to generic male and female ‘stick figure’ images and the prohibition of any storage of images or data about from the surveillance process.

Unfortunately, the proposed amendments do not deliver on all the protections for health and privacy which we understood would be Government policy.

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Submission on issues paper: A Commonwealth Statutory Cause of Action for Serious Invasion of Privacy (Issues Paper) - November 2011

NSWCCL has made a Submission on issues paper: A Commonwealth Statutory Cause of Action for Serious Invasion of Privacy (Issues Paper)

The NSW Council for Civil Liberties (CCL) applauds the Government’s reactivation of the discussion on the obvious and pressing need for more effective protections for personal privacy in Australia.

The current Issues Paper is sensibly drawn from the findings of the three LRC reviews and largely directs our attention to the matters of detail that need to be resolved to allow legislation to be drafted and enacted. CCL agrees that this is the appropriate focus for what is hopefully the last round in the discussion of this important matter prior to Government action to bring forward appropriate legislation.

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Submission to the Department of Health and Aging concerning the exposure draft legislation for the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record System (PCEHRS) - October 2011

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Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission's review of the national classification scheme - July 2011

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Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee concerning the Telecommunications Interception and Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 - September 2010

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Submission on Measures to Increase Accountability and Transparency for RC Material - February 2010

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Submission to the Senate Finance Public Administration Committee Inquiry into the Freedom of Information Bill 2009 and the Information Commission Bill 2009 - January 2010

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Submission in response to exposure drafts of Freedom of Information Amendment (Reform) Bill 2009 and the Information Commissioner Bill 2009 - February 2009

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Submission to the Senate Environment, Communications and the Arts Committee’s Inquiry into the Effectiveness of the Broadcasting Codes of Practice (Swearing on TV) - May 2008

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Submission to the Inquiry into Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment Bill 2008 - to Senate Legal & Constitutional Committee - April 2008

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