Tort Law - Privacy problems

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Azure

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Hi everyone,

I'd like to know how the tort law (privacy problems) are connected with tech companies, such as social media platforms.
May someone explains to me the way these companies can bypass the tort law?

Regards,

Azure
 

Rod

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Azure

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27 August 2020
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Hi everyone,

I'd like to know how the tort law (privacy problems) are connected with tech companies, such as social media platforms.
May someone explains to me the way these companies can bypass the tort law?

Regards,

Azure
Hi Rod,

In my opinion, there is a gap in the Privacy Act 1988 since it does not protect rights such as physical and communication rights, which increase the bargaining power imbalance between consumers and digital platforms that perform poor data practices. Big tech companies at the moment can monitor a person’s search on the World Wide Web and use the information for their own commercial interests, such as marketing and SPAM. It is questionable, whether or not, this information should only be used and collected with the consent of the individuals. So they can easily disrupt the privacy of individuals.

Regards,

Azure
 

Rod

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Your original question relates to tort law. You should discuss the status of a tort of privacy.

You need to consider that people do not pay to use many of the services of the big companies so how are big tech companies supposed to derive income.