Offer to publish decisions of data protection and privacy authorities

Background to the Library

The Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII), a not-for-profit and free-access joint initiative of the Faculties of Law at UNSW Australia and the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), operates the World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII) in conjunction with other free-access Legal Information Institutes (LIIs) around the world.

The The Global Data Protection, Privacy & Surveillance Law Library is part of WorldLII. One of the aims of the Library is to include in one searchable location the decisions of as many privacy authorities (Data Protection Authorities, Privacy Commissioners, Privacy Enforcement Authorities, Tribunals and the like) as possible, as well as key Court decisions on data protection where possible. This will enable better cross-jurisdictional location and comparison of decisions on similar privacy principles made in different jurisdictions. In the longer run it may assist the development of an international privacy jurisprudence.

Offer to host decisions by all privacy authorities

AustLII therefore offers to all Data Protection Authorities, Privacy Enforcement Authorities, similar privacy bodies, and specialist privacy tribunals, to include databases of their decisions/case notes, in the Library, insofar as AustLII's resources enable this. The databases of decisions/case notes will be hosted on WorldLII unless hosting on another national or regional LII that cooperates with WorldLII is more appropriate and available.

We can clarify this offer further as follows:

For further discussion, please contact General Editor of the Library, Professor Graham Greenleaf at <>. Technical issues concerning provision of data should be discussed with AustLII/WorldLII Executive Director, Dr Philip Chung <>.

Development of the Library has previously been assisted by funding from an Australian Research Council project, 'Interpreting Privacy Principles' and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, New Zealand resulting from surplus funds following an APEC workshop in 2013. The Library is being expanded in 2019 under a $42,224 grant under the 2019 UNSW Research Infrastructure Scheme (RIS).

AustLII/WorldLII Co-Directors, 8 December 2018