His latest post raises the prospect of Australian law creating an enforceable right of privacy.
I mentioned a few weeks ago that Australian law has so far been reluctant to embrace a tort of privacy.
The Victoria Law Reform Commission was asked to look at photographs taken without consent as part of its inquiry into surveillance in public places (see my earlier post) but that issue was later removed from its terms of reference.
Peter’s post referred to the Australia Law Reform Commission report into privacy law and practice and its proposal for a statutory right to privacy.
He also mentioned a Victorian Court of Appeal decision that suggests a remedy for conduct such as images of consensual sex placed on the internet by one partner, without the other’s consent. It’s not always clear if the criminal law covers such acts, but Giller v Procopets (2008) 40 Fam LR 378;  VSCA 236 suggests there is an equitable remedy for breach of confidence.
Though it’s not a remedy available in a summary court, it does at least raise the possibility of a legal remedy for people who have their privacy breached in this way.