What is Australia’s Data Protection Act ?
The Data Protection Act 1988 is the main data protection and privacy regulation in Australia. Thus, the purpose of the Act is to improve privacy protection in Australia. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner is the national data protection authority and the national regulator of privacy and freedom of information.
The Act protects the handling of the personal information about individuals. There are 13 Australian Privacy Principles, that govern standards, rights and obligations around the collection, use and disclosure of personal information, an organisation or agency’s governance and accountability integrity, correction of personal information and the rights of individuals to access their personal information.
This solution will provide your organisation guidance on how to gain and maintain compliance with the Privacy Act.