You would have to have been living under a rock not to have noticed the media frenzy and public debate surrounding the naked photo of Lara Bingle, allegedly taken without her consent by Brendan Fevola while she was in the shower. Bingle’s manager Max Markson announced that Bingle would take legal action against Fevola for breach of privacy, defamation and misuse of her image.
However, the unauthorised taking, distribution or publication of photos and film has been an issue (including in the law) since these media were invented. In the age of cameras phones and internet publication, this problem has become more prevalent and somewhat more permanent.
Joining us tonight on Done by Law is the Victorian Privacy Commissioner, Helen Versey, to discuss Australia’s privacy laws and how technology and the internet have prompted calls for changes in privacy law.
Tags: internet, Privacy
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