Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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May 6th, 2014

GosnellsPol If you’re going to come to our police station to report on bail.
Don’t do it with stolen lamb chops down the front of your pants.

via Twitter for Windows Phone (retweeted on 9:44 PM, May 6th, 2014 via Janetter for Mac)

Right, since my misery is insufficient to convince the Canadians, I’m going to bed.

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MikeCarlton01 “Tie me kangaroo down,” cried Rolf. It’s what he did then that’s the worry.

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@myrcurial @gattaca True. You’ll have your chance next week. I’ll br in SFO/SJC for NetSuite’s SuiteWorld etc.

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@myrcurial @gattaca I do so love the internet. I can be mocked from so many different continents.

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That last RT of @marcfennell is proof positive of why he must be stopped.

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marcfennell Missed THE FEED tonight? It was a fun one (with full-body condoms and & horse massages) Live on SBS On Demand now. bit.ly/1nkW08p

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OK, OK, thank you @myrcurial @gattaca and all the other goddam Canadians. I will stop whinging. As you will if it tops 45C.

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Pro Tip: “I’ll just wait outside for the taxi” is a tactical error when the apparent temperature is 2.8C.

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samhighley No I’m not interested in $name ift.tt/1q9OKk3 pic.twitter.com/CcpSis25N4

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@guymosel True. They had a Tennessee state senator equate Obamacare to the Holocaust, which is pretty special.

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@SnarkyPlatypus The Fates (and ICAC) are against me producing it promptly, but I almost have all of the core material ready.

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leslienassar This is pretty much the best photo of Malcolm Turnbull, ever. pic.twitter.com/iVT0eCyHWg

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glengyron “Jimmy Fallon is funny” - someone whose life has been spent in the prison camps of North Korea

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@SnarkyPlatypus You will be surprised* to hear some of the material I recorded yesterday.

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Mind you, yesterday I recorded some excellent material in Cronulla, so once I’ve got it all together I’ll have a… curious podcast. Joy.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Je ne peux pas déployer cette stratégie immédiatement. Ma charge de travail augmente.

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RT @swearyanthony: Satire smarter not harder [This is an interesting observation, and it is now part of my thinking.]

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On a related note, @TheRoastTV was truly excellent all last week. I don’t know how they do it. Hats off. Pants off.

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I can’t reveal who, but other alleged satirists have complained privately to me about this problem. The daily satire cycle is too fast.

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How I can I make fun of what’s happening politically in Australia if the next day everything goes even sillier than my attempted satire?

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I’m having to rewrite and re-record a chunk of “The 9pm Edict” ‘cos of ICAC, the Commission of Audit and the Indonesian government.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Les destins conspirent contre moi, et est donc la Commission Indépendante Contre la Corruption (CICC). Et vous?

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@abillyboy2 That would seem a fair translation, yes.

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“Tony Abbott’s policy a failure as boats keep coming, says Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa” smh.com.au/federal-politi…

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@elronxenu I’d assumed that too. Now I wonder how well it’s enforced. YOU HAVE FILLED ME WITH DOUBTS.

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@elronxenu @2mfmnews Thanks for reminding me to write a piece about that at some point.

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gcluley Nick Griffin’s Twitter account has been hacked (so, less offensive than normal…grahamcluley.com/2014/05/nick-g…xpic.twitter.com/TVI7QxzqQJQJ

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adamzwar Brokeback Bondi. pic.twitter.com/RlfcRA3ZAD

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That interview I did earlier on mobile app privacy on @2mfmnews is now online, thank you. soundcloud.com/2mfm/privacy-p… pic.twitter.com/KIyk02VtIy

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@expectproblems Ah. Sorry, I just saw “stream” not “record”. That may have been a bad suggestion.

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@expectproblems I missed the early part of your requirements, but Snapz Pro X may be a tool for the job.

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Ready for departure on the 1621 Lithgow service. instagram.com/p/npRokgiFo3/

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@RobertRyan4 @jason_a_w Don’t worry, Robert, this is just the foreplay. I know you don’t want to rush things.

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That chat about privacy and mobile apps will be on @2mfmnews shortly. Live stream at 2mfm.org/2mfm/live-broa…

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@RobertRyan4 @jason_a_w Aww… Go on. Stamp your little feet some more. It kinda gets me turned on. What are you wearing?

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@RobertRyan4 @jason_a_w Shit, sorry, I forgot you’re a parody account. As you were.

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@RobertRyan4 @jason_a_w Um, who’s saying they are? Apart from the voices in your head?

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@RobertRyan4 Did you actually read @jason_a_w’s column? Because if that’s all you got from it then you’re an idiot.

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@paulwallbank Didn’t some sort of alarm get triggered as soon as I crossed the Bridge?

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Doesn’t North Sydney go so very quiet after 1400 once the cubicle droids have been herded back inside.

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@ElishaPearce @jason_a_w I don’t remember. We were too busy catapulting eggs into police cars and [REDACTED] [REDACTED].

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@scottcarson1957 Ah yes, I’d forgotten that ‘Bomber’ Beazley was Ambassador now. He’d understand the need for strong liquor on the train.

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The next time I run into @mscott I may need to take off my bunny hat.

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Biff, not boof. If you quote me and don’t apply that fix, I’ll know you’re a lazy shit of a journalist, and will list you as such.

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Truth in advertising should require “Adventures in Democracy” to involve tear gas and a bit of boof, not cowering in a music break.

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Hilariously, That Useless Program’s tag line is “Adventures in Democracy”. In some Disney theme park fashion, perhaps.

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Also, your tediously predictable well-manicured live TV program is finally going feral and you cut to music? What a sponge-head producer!

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I don’t watch That Annoying ABC Program, but what @jason_a_w says is spot on. The illusion of democracy. theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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@scottcarson1957 This is why we should not be banned from drinking wine on the train. Dammit, there should be a bar!

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So which billionaire do we get to punch out today?

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@ClintonDucas I see that @2mfmnews has a live stream at 2mfm.org/2mfm/live-broa…, but I’ll try to record it to post later.

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Tue plan, update: 1330 and 1415 interview recordings, North Sydney; errands; check out; train to Wentworth Falls, writing en route; wine.

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chrisberg how dare the youth disrespect the sacred ground of qanda don’t they know their democratic job is to listen passively to famous people

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Just recorded a long interview about privacy and mobile apps with @2mfmnews, Sydney’s Muslim community radio station, to air later today.

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Sydney stretching endlessly to the west, until it hits the Blue Mountains, anyway instagram.com/p/no0SjXCFo8/

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I would like to thank @Kate_McClymont for her gorgeous Twitter coverage of ICAC this morning. Wit and style along with the facts. Lovely.

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@BXGD @scottcarson1957 I haven’t been to that part of the US, but I suspect that Tennessee state senators are not renown for sophistication.

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For more on what I just spoke about on @3RRRFM, here’s some recent columns. zdnet.com/its-time-that-… and zdnet.com/plibersek-lose…

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@scottcarson1957 Hah! Those goddam harp seals must be stopped! Theur cute little faces are a cover.

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And the @3RRRFM spot is done. I’ll point you to the podcast when it’s online.

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On hold to talk metadata and privacy on Melbourne radio @3RRRFM, live stream at rrr.org.au/programs/strea…, podcast later.

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@scottcarson1957 Beats me, but someone must do. Surely this idiocy is noticeable before they’re elected.

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@eldonnn No, annoying people is kinda my department.

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I’ll be talking metadata and privacy on Melbourne radio @3RRRFM shortly, at 1115 AEST, live stream at rrr.org.au/programs/strea…, podcast later.

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@dobes @glengyron @j_hutch I am not as filthy as I could be, as I want to be, need to be.

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MT @Yahoo: Tennessee Sen. Stacey Campfield likens Obamacare to Holocaust; draws criticism: yhoo.it/1ifrPhK pic.twitter.com/pltTV1MIBy [!]

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NewtonMark Like magic! RT @bencubby: The NSW Liberals have discovered and belatedly declared a raft of new political donations. arseh.at/4k3b

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Everything is spaced out such that none of the gaps are long enough to get any writing done. This annoy me. Especially as it’s my fault.

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Today looks like it’s going to be another day of fragmentation, with my time scattered between appointments and transport between same.

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“A never-ending procession of oil-covered strippers,” according to @dobes.

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@dobes @glengyron @j_hutch “Oil-covered strippers”, you say?

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@dobes @j_hutch What are you even doing there? Are you being paid danger money?

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So @dobes is in The America. Has anyone notified the authorities?

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@phbarratt I wonder how many of these days’ more, um, “politically aware” senior public servants would be able to say the same?

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@mm_bennett You may find this news story by @j_hutch to be of relevance, perhaps even of interest. afr.com/p/technology/u…

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GonzoHacker Imagine how much social unrest there would be if our young men didn’t have porn and video games

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“US cybersecurity expert warns against metadata storage”, writes @j_hutch, in words. afr.com/p/technology/u…

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GonzoHacker 10 Tips To Make The Lives Of Your Customers Worse With Social Media

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I’m talking metadata and privacy on Melbourne radio @3RRRFM at 1115 AEST, live stream at rrr.org.au/programs/strea…, podcast later.

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@phbarratt Indeed. Protection of individual privacy is one thing. Covering the arses of the now-powerful is quite another.

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@19bk69 Oh yes, I’ve met Malcolm Crompton before. Lovely chat.

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And so the discussion ends. I’ll be grabbing coffee before I go, I think.

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Bean: Spam Act and Do Not Call provide the intellectual framewok for unsolicited communication and anaysis, the question is how to do it.

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Bean mentions the emerging “do not track” systems. Could they end up as part of a regulatory system? [These are all just questions…]

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… the data we actively provide, that which can be observed (metadata etc), and that data miners can figure out from what they have.

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Malcolm Crompton, former Privacy Commissioner, notes WEF’s three categories of private data: disclosed, observed and inferred…

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That said, McMillan thinks we’ll always have case studies that highlight the gaps, and a patchwork regime will be the inevitable result.

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McMillan said the best approach is to stop the information getting out there in the first place. Yes, better infosec and privacy controls.

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They acknowledged the complex jurisdictional issues and the difficulties of dealing with the Streisand Effect. I’ll write this up later.

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I just asked the panel how the change from a few large broadcasters and publishers to myriad online publishers changes the challenge.

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Steve_Lockstep McDonald: ALRC favors no harm test in a statutory breach of action because privacy breach effects are typically emotional not economic.

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@Steve_Lockstep It’s a room full of lawyers, who make credible witnesses, and we’re 37 floors up. I know that an accident might happen.

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Leonard notes that Naomi Campbell was only awarded £2000 damages [check figure?], far less than her costs.

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Leonard says this issue will come into focus when the first high-profile celebrity revenge porn case hits the courts. [Indeed.]

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Peter Timmons of foi-privacy.blogspot.com.aunotes the context we’re in, given A-G’s view on the right to offend and free speech.

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McMillan: Traditionally government records e.g. military were kept confidential for 30 or 50 years. We live longer. Should it be 70 years?

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McDonald: The courts have traditionally awarded lower damanges for emotional impact compared with physical or economic damage.

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McDonald: Once privacy is lost, it’s lost forever, but after defamation a reputation can be rebuilt.

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McDonald: If there should be a cap on damages for invasion of privacy, should it be the same, larger or smaller than those for defamation?

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McDonald: Damages awarded in invasion of privacy cases tend to be much smaller than defamation, but are phone hacking cases changing this?

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McDonald: Privacy Act’s small business exemption is something to consider in this context. [Missed the details, will check recording.]

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McDonald: Political attitudes change, law reform issues remain on the books.

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Leonard: The A-G doesn’t seem to exhibit a lot of enthusiasm for a new cause of action, “at least when talking to Alan Jones”.

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Here’s all of ACMA’s research, including those that Bean is citing. acma.gov.au/theACMA/Librar…

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Bean: Level of use of social media does not correlate with level of understanding of how the privacy settings work and their implications.

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Bean: ACMA has received a little under 150 privacy-related complaints since 2005, half investigated, smaller number led to breaches.

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Bean: Takedown already exists re child abuse material, but there the evil isn’t being argued.

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ACMA: Takedown notices are appealing to individuals, but “not so simple, practically or philosophically”.

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Bean: One question about a pubic interest test is whether it’s a trump card or a balancing element, an “interesting area for debate”.

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Bean: ACMA also covers Spam Act and Do Not Call Register, which touches upon the “intrusion” aspect.

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Bean notes that privacy invasion moves over to ACMA when it relates to broadcast journalism, and also telecommunications.

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McMillan: In summary, all the tools needed to work this issue already exist within the national privacy framework, it just needs extension.

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McMillan seems to be pushing for the Privacy Act to be extended, rather than create yet another regime — though he’s outlining the probems.

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McMillan: 3. It means we’d have another new regime to get used to, as opposed, say, to existing mechanisms. [Unclear on this one.]

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McMillan: 2. More generally, runs against government trends to deregulation and not introducing a new cause of action against big business.

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McMillan: The current Attorney-General is against a court-based approach, so it won’t happen under this government.

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McMillan: OAIC recognises ALRC’s erudite work, but sees three main probems with what they propose.

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The view is a distinct distraction… instagram.com/p/nocDErCFnd/

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Leonard: This “seriius invasion of privacy” issue is different and quite distinct from data protection issues. [Though obvioiusly related.]

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McDonald: Takedown orders can be effective online, but it’s expensive (waking up judges) and controversial.

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McDonald: These are all just recommendations, it’s a discusion paper, please discuss. Submissions close 12 May. alrc.gov.au/news-media/201…

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McDonald: Recommends unformity between the various surveillance devices acts around Australia. Currently there’s a lot of variation.

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McDonald: Issues of consent are complex, for example, do people understand the consent they give when agreeing online.

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McDonald: We’re trying to avoid the language of the law of defamation, because that’s a ‘very big hole’ to dig yourself out of.

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McDonald: Most controversial recommendation in ALRC paper is that there be a public interest test up front.

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McDonald: ALRC recommends action be limited to “serious” invasions of privacy; a “non-trivial” threshold seems to be emerging overseas.

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McDonald: Discussions at conferences overseas reveals that the meaning of these terms are not entirely settled.

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McDonald: ALRC recommends two specific causes, “intrustion on seclusion [inc surveillance], “misuse or disclosure of private information”.

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McDonald: Prefers a stand-alone act, not bundled into the Privacy Act, to make things clearer and simpler.

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@StuartLivesey In relation to “serious invasion of privacy”, yes. This is a quite specific issue.

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McDonald: Statutory law (as opposed to common law) means you can do things like puts caps on damanges and cvarifiy exceptions.

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McDonald: Overseas moves mean Australian privacy laws will change, it’s just a matter of when.

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McDonald: “We have been asked to be innovative,” and “Privacy law is not just for celebrities.”

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McDonald begins by talking us through ALRC’s discussion paper, “Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era” alrc.gov.au/news-media/201…

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Speakers are Prof John McMillan, Australian Information Commissioner;
Prof Barbara McDonald, head of ALRC; Richard Bean, Deputy Chair, ACMA.

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Introducing the topic is Peter Leonard, head of Gilbert + Tobin’s Communications, Media and Data Protection practice. gtlaw.com.au/team/1185/

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I’m at the iappANZ Breakfast Debate, “Serious invasions of privacy in the digital age - where to for Australia?” iappanz.org/index.php?opti…

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RT @bastardsheep: Are they cyberprivilicious? [They’re cyberyummy.]

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JennaPrice I fact-checked one small number in the Commission of and found a string of errors. Your turn. canberratimes.com.au/comment/tony-s…

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Eating the Ham and Cheese Croissants of Digital Privacy.

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St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney instagram.com/p/noWwBcCFv_/

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Arriving at iappANZ Breakfast Debate, “Serious invasions of privacy in the digital age - where to for Australia?” iappanz.org/index.php?opti…

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Arcteryx Arc’athlete @campbelladam79 from out of the abyss on Vancouver’s Lions Gate bridge. Photo: Brian Goldstone pic.twitter.com/yGEFyuTLfA

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@tokyo_sexwhale Excellent. Yes, some of the confusion and even indignation was fun.

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Look what they did to it, Harry! instagram.com/p/noTGz7CFqb/

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“WHO declares ‘public health emergency’ over new polio cases”, reports @abcnews ab.co/1upMaWQ

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Ah. @tokyo_sexwhale is possibly not Australia, and may not get the cultural reference there. “Congratulations”, then. Nice work.

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I must say, @tokyo_sexwhale’s recent topical trollage has been remarkably successful. Hats off. Pants off.

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RT @mjrowland68: And the winner is…… pic.twitter.com/oyOlNxjkuD [Well, they’re VERY good at this sort of thing.]

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@SnarkyPlatypus Je ne m’inquiète pas, tant qu’elle est globale et complète.

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TumblrTXT being otherkin doesnt make me ‘sick’ or ‘in need of professional help’ it makes me better than u

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Tout est terrible, tout le monde doit être tué. Et vous?

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The iappANZ Breakfast Debate is “Serious invasions of privacy in the digital age - where to for Australia?” at 0730. iappanz.org/index.php?opti…

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Tue plan, supplementary: At the end of all that I’m supposedly heading back up the hill to Wentworth Falls. Today has not been well planned.

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Tue plan: 0730 iappANZ Privacy Debate; 1115 live @3RRRFM; 1200 record @2mfmnews; 1415 interview North Sydney; wriiting in between all that.

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Tuesday. This should never have been allowed to happen.

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