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New APP Guidelines Released for Comment

PRIVACY LAW—AUSTRALIA

September 26, 2013

The second stage of Australian Privacy Principle (APP) guidelines have been released for public comment, ComputerWorld reports. APPs one through five were published in August, and this next set addresses “new requirements for agencies in how they use or disclose personal information, undertake direct marketing activities and send data off-shore,” according to Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim. Noting specific concerns related to APP 8, Pilgrim said, “These new requirements provide a compelling business case for organisations to protect their business when planning to send personal information overseas." The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner will accept submissions until 21 October.
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