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Feb 24

Changes to Privacy Policy Act for Businesses

Posted by Kym Campbell on Monday, February 24, 2014

 

We're back with an update for WSW readers with regards to upcoming changes to online privacy policy's. From 12 March onwards, new privacy principles regarding the handling of personal information will come into effect. These are called the Australian Privacy Principles (APP's) and will replace the existing National Privacy Principles (NPP's) and apply to Australian organisations and government agencies.

The changes relate to how businesses handle, use, and store personal information and engage in direct marketing and are the largest reforms to privacy law in over a decade. Business owners will need to update their privacy policy on their website or legal documents to ensure they comply with the new changes.

If you need more information, please contact our team and we can point you in the right direction.

For more information on the new changes or to download the APP Fact Sheet, please visit Privacy Fact Sheet 17: Australian Privacy Principles.