A legislative gap relating to privacy rights has left the competition watchdog in uncharted territory on the strength of Mr Justice Max Barrett’s High Court ruling last week.
The judgment put to bed any notion that the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has authority, under its statutory powers, to inspect non-privileged records inadvertently captured during search and seize operations.
The Commission will have to weigh up the constitutional privacy rights of corporate entities...
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