New privacy laws could leave many businesses vulnerable.

New Privacy Laws

Changes to Australia’s privacy laws kicked in recently in what the Australian Information Commissioner, John McMillan, said were the biggest reforms to the privacy regime in 25 years.

The recently released Australian Privacy Principles guidelines publication, from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC), apply from March 12, 2014, and cover all government agencies and other entities covered by the Privacy Act.

The principles outlined include ensuring the transparent management of personal information, anonymity and pseudonymity, the collection of solicited and unsolicited personal information and more ( download the guidelines here ).

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