Practical Data Security Takeaways from Australia’s Recent Privacy Determination

Practical Data Security Takeaways from Australia’s Recent Privacy Determination

The Privacy Act of 1988 (Privacy Act), which includes the 13 Australian Privacy Principles (APPs), is Australia’s federal law regulating the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information. Recently, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has stepped up its enforcement of the Privacy Act. This article reviews OAIC’s recent privacy determinations and discusses practical data security related takeaways that can help companies ensure compliance. …

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Australian Data Privacy Principles (2014)

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On 12 March 2014 significant amendments to the Australian Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) became effective. What has emerged is one overarching set of 13 Australian Privacy Principles (APPs), which will apply to any businesses with an annual turnover of AUS$3 million (US$2.7 million) . . .