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Australia: AG confirms overhaul of Privacy Act in 2023

The Attorney General ('AG') of Australia, Mark Dreyfus, announced, via Twitter, on 20 December 2022, that his department has received the final report on the review of the Privacy Act 1988 (No. 119, 1988) (as amended) ('the Privacy Act'), following a public consultation initiated in October 2020 and the proposals put forth by the Discussion Paper released by the AG as part of its review of the Privacy Act. In particular, the AG stated that Australia's privacy laws are out of date and not fit for purpose in the digital age, noting that the review will now be carefully considered in preparation for an overhaul of the Privacy Act in 2023. 

You can read the tweet here