Legal Groundup

Legal Studies from the ground up

Application Excercise 1g

1. Responses will vary. Students might point out that technology is changing rapidly, and that privacy laws are struggling to keep up. This might suggest that privacy laws are not

2. Student responses will vary. Students may, for example, suggest that new privacy laws should be made by parliament. The Commonwealth Parliament would be the best source of law in this case.

3. Responses will vary. Students should refer to reflecting society’s values; is enforceable; is known; is clear and understood; and is stable in their response. For example, students might suggest that the law reflects society’s values in that privacy is considered to be important in our society. Further, Australia is a signatory to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights – a treaty which requires us to protect the privacy of our citizens.