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:
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:
- Privacy laws change tomorrow
- OAIC releases APP (Australian Privacy Principles) guidelines
- Enforcement approach to new privacy laws
- Privacy law reform
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.