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OAIC Releases Draft Guidelines

PRIVACY LAW—AUSTRALIA

August 29, 2013

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released the draft Australian Privacy Principle (APP) guidelines for public feedback, Computerworld reports. The guidelines outline how the OAIC will interpret and apply the APPs, which go into effect in March of next year, the report states. Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim said the new laws require government agencies and private-sector organisations to be more open and transparent on data handling. “This will give people a better understanding of how their information will be handled so that they can make an informed decision about interacting with the entities covered by the Privacy Act,” he said.
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