Re: That's nice.
"Has "The Australian Privacy Commission" noticed that California based google is completely out of their jurisdiction?" - From a legal standpoint, that's probably not true, as the data originated in Oz. And it would be odd for a legal department to make demands that are not backed up by law in any way.
But then; I'm not a lawyer.
Secondly, it really doesn't matter to a degree. Let's say that you come in my house and steal a beer from my 'fridge before leaving. I say "give it back" and you say "no". Common Law would dictate that the beer is mine, despite the fact that you'd emigrated to California with it.
But let's say for a moment that the police didn't think that was the case, and I had now legal redress.
Then I say "Fine then. But you can't come in my house again."
Now imagine that happening to Google. In Australia.
Companies can hide behind laws and lobbyists as much as they like, but ultimately nation states MAKE the laws, and can decide who can and cannot operate within their company. And in the case of Oz, Google can't even go blubbing to the European courts asking them to let them get away with it.