The new Guide will assist Australian businesses to interpret the Privacy Act to protect personal information they hold.
Forthcoming changes to the Australian Privacy Act impact each and every business dealing with customer information.
There are broadly similar public sector privacy laws applying to local government in other States and Territories.
The NSW tribunal ruled that the CCTV cameras were in breach of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.
The OAIC has released a draft practice guide on 'Mobile Privacy: A better practice guide for mobile app developers'.
The Information Security Guide provides guidance to public and private sector entities to protect personal information.
A tort of invasion of privacy... So, is there one, or not?
Changes to privacy laws in Australia will come into force from 12 March 2014.
To ensure companies take privacy concerns seriously, the Commissioner can seek substantial penalties for non-compliance.
Developers should take note of the privacy guidelines at all stages of the design and offering of mobile phone apps.
The consultation draft "Privacy Business Resource" reminds Australian businesses of their existing privacy obligations.
Data protection in Australia is currently a mix of Federal and State/Territory legislation.
A lack of clarity in Australia's privacy laws may hinder Australia's prospects of becoming a data centre-hub in Asia.
This introduces a new statutory regime with mandatory privacy principles with which all relevant businesses must comply.
The government has refused to release draft legislation, keeping the material private until ready for public release.
Businesses operating in Australia must comply with federal, state and territory statutes, particularly Privacy Act 1988.
Two recent incidents involving the Duchess of Cambridge have cast a spotlight on privacy rights, including in Australia.
The draft Guidelines highlight APRA's expectations and provide an insight into what is being considered by the body.
Recent amendments to the Privacy Acy will change the collection, use and storage of personal information.
Businesses should use the lead-in time to understand these reforms and prepare for the impact of the new privacy laws.