Australia: Topics covered by the draft OAIC APP Guidance

A guide to the new privacy landscape for the Commonwealth Government
APP Key areas covered by draft guidance
General matters
  • who is covered
  • what happens if an entity breaches the APPs
  • clarification of some of the key concepts contained in the APPs, such as their extraterritorial application, collection, Commonwealth records, consent, disclosure, health information, necessary and reasonably necessary, personal information and purpose
  • what the "permitted general situation" exception includes, and
  • what the "permitted health situation" exception includes.
APP 1 open and transparent management of personal information