Privacy Advisor

AUSTRALIA & EU—Australian privacy law reform: A step closer to EU adequacy

Australia’s Privacy Act 1988 governs the federal privacy regime in Australia, along with other legislation relating to telecommunications, healthcare, government data-matching and criminal records. Each state and territory in Australia also regulates its government agencies by way of separate legislation—apart from the Australian Capital Territory, which is covered by the federal laws. The Privacy Act is overseen by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, which is also responsible for freedom of information and information policy issues.

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