Consumer Privacy Post Cambridge Analytica
Free Public Lecture
Ground Floor, room G08
Melbourne Law School
185 Pelham Street
The California Consumer Privacy Act 2018 was passed last year and is due to come into effect in January 2020. It has been widely touted as a radical initiative put forward in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal as a way to address the vulnerability of personal information to misuse when it is shared on the internet.
How do its protections compare with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation 2016, in operation from May last year, which has also been touted as a radical piece of data protection legislation? Which of these might provide a better model for Australia? Or are current law reform initiatives being mooted in Australia, including the Productivity Commission’s ‘consumer data right’ and ACCC’s recommendations in its draft Digital Platforms inquiry report, preferable for our purposes?
Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) is an initiative held every year across the Asia Pacific to promote and raise awareness of privacy issues and the importance of protecting personal information. This event is hosted by the University of Melbourne and the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner.