News organizations are increasingly relying on the communications watchdog’s review of the privacy law to help determine what privacy protections they need to put in place.
Verizon, AT&T and Comcast are not expected to join the review process.
The companies have said they plan to join as they work through the process.
“The OIG is committed to being an independent, impartial, independent, and objective agency, and will remain so for the long term.”
“The OI’s role will not be to advise Parliament on legislation, but rather to assist the Privacy Commissioner in providing recommendations for the appropriate legislative framework and in assessing the privacy implications of the legislation.”
The OIE said in a statement it is reviewing the Privacy Act in an “inclusive and objective” way.
“The Privacy Act has not been reviewed in an inclusive and objective manner, which is why we are considering joining the Privacy Commission,” the OIE added.
The OII said it is “not yet clear” whether the companies will participate in the review, but the OIPCA said it has “no reason to believe that the review would have a disproportionate impact on the companies’ privacy rights”.Read more