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As Deadline Approaches, APPs Continue To Make Headlines

PRIVACY LAW—AUSTRALIA

February 6, 2014

With the 13 Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) set to replace the Information Privacy Principles and National Privacy Principles in March, many articles are offering tips on what organisations should be doing to prepare. In a report for The Guardian, Paul Farrell details how the new laws will work, and in her feature for The Sydney Morning Herald, Sylvia Pennington writes that those organisations that don’t take “reasonable steps” to comply “face the prospect of a big stick as the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner will have greater powers to investigate and the ability to impose penalties of up to $1.7 million for those found to be in breach.” Pennington highlights seven tips for organisations preparing for the APPs. Meanwhile, Australasian communications firm SenateSHJ predicts privacy will be one of the top issues and trends for 2014.
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