Emerging Challenges in Privacy Law: Australasian and EU Perspectives

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Date: Thursday 23 & Friday 24 February 2012
Venue: Monash University Law Chambers
555 Lonsdale Street

About the conference

Privacy is a fundamental human right that is closely associated with human dignity and individual autonomy. Yet privacy is under increasing threat, especially from new technologies and new media. This conference will consider a wide range of current and emerging issues in Australian privacy law, provide commentary on the law reform agenda, and discuss recent European developments in data protection and privacy law

Australian and international privacy experts will address the following themes:

  • Australian privacy law reform
  • Privacy and Data Protection in Europe
  • Common law protection of privacy
  • Privacy and criminal justice
  • Privacy and the Internet
  • Theoretical and rights-based approaches to privacy
  • Privacy and Media Freedom
  • Should Australia introduce a statutory privacy tort?

Who should attend

This conference will be of interest to academics and lawyers across a broad range of disciplines.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

If this particular educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you should claim one CPD unit for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. 



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