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Daily Dashboard | Australia to review Privacy Act with eye toward 2020 amendments Related reading: Martin Abrams: A look back at a career in information privacy and consumer policy




The Sydney Morning Herald reports the Australian government plans to review the Privacy Act for reform, but updates aren't likely to occur until sometime next year. The review comes after the government previously announced its intentions to amend the country's privacy legislation last March. To shape potential reform, the government is planning consultations on the definition of personal information, increasing online platforms' obligations to notify users about data collection, requiring platforms to set user-friendly data-collection settings and introducing direct consumer actions for privacy breaches. The right to be forgotten will also be considered among the possible changes.
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