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Privacy Laws Going Down (Under)?

privacy.gifThose silly Aussies and their precious privacy. According to The Australian, Oz media companies are bracing for the Australian Law Reform Commission to recommend new laws that would severely limit the nature of the reporting done on public figures.

The new law “could have a significant chilling effect on the reporting of the private lives of celebrities,” communications law firm Gilbert + Tobin partner Peter Leonard told the paper.

As an example of the type of reporting that could no longer be done, The Australian cites the case of Wayne Carey, a well-known Aussie Rules football play who was accused of having a fling with an escort. So essentially, if we passed this law in the States, we’d never know about Eliot Spitzer. America, f*ck yeah.

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