This is a quick reminder that the changes to Australia’s Privacy Act 1988 have gone into effect yesterday, 12 March 2014. The Office of the Australian Privacy Officer also published a media statement on Tuesday announcing the important change:

The new laws require businesses and Australian Government agencies to be more transparent about how they handle personal information. Entities need to have a clearly expressed and up to date privacy policy about the way they handle personal information.

As always we will be monitoring the changes that the amendment brings and will react accordingly.

In the meantime here are a few interesting documents published by the OAIC:

However, most small businesses will not have to comply with the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act). A small business with an annual turnover of $3 million or less will only have to comply with the Privacy Act under certain circumstances that you can read up here.
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