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Asia-Pacific Dashboard Digest | ALRC Examines Right To Be Forgotten; Privacy Tort Related reading: Navigating privacy amid the holiday shopping frenzy

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The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) is examining a "right to be forgotten” and “right and to erasure," News.com.au reports, noting “privacy groups are demanding the right to censor other people's posts as well, if they are embarrassing or defamatory.” However, Prof. Barbara McDonald, head of the ALRC review, noted such rights would only apply with consent.  “Where a person has given consent for something to go up on Facebook, they should be able to withdraw that consent,” she said, adding, “We can't give people the right to erase history.” Meanwhile, the nation’s mainstream newspaper publishers are refusing to assist the ALRC’s efforts to design a statutory privacy tort.
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