Unbelievable – and truly tragic

Jade Bayliss murder. Sadly an example for my Information Management lesson of where the Privacy Laws don’t make sense.


The constable questioned whether he could have done more to help the worried mother when she came to the police station with concerns about Jeremy George McLaughlin just days before the Christchurch killing. However, police said he was bound by privacy laws and had done everything he could.

She was unaware he had killed Perth teenager Phillip Vidot, 14, in 1995, but privacy law meant police were unable to tell her about his past unless it would “prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat”.

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