Surveillance by the Australian media, and its regulation

Roger Clarke*

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    The print and broadcast media make extensive use of surveillance in order to gather information for publication. It is vital to democracy that they do so. A proportion of the media's surveillance practices are, however, excessive and abusive of individuals' needs and reasonable expectations. An examination of Australian law shows that it provides almost no recourse against these excesses and abuses. Substantial change is necessary to create a regulatory environment in which balance is achieved.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)89-107
    Number of pages19
    JournalSurveillance & Society
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


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