Informational Self-Determination and Freedom of Expression
This article provides a response to the article in this volume entitled ‘Responding to Doxing in Australia: Towards a Right to Information Self-determination?’ by Åste Corbridge. It begins in Part I by considering some of the elements which might be included in a statutory tort of serious invasion of privacy modelled on the EU General Data Protection Regulations. Part II considers the legal protection currently afforded to freedom of expression in Australia. Part III argues that we should proceed with caution because the proposed elements have serious implications for freedom of expression.
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