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Be prepared: New Federal Privacy laws come into effect 14 March!

Monday, March 3 2014

RTOs should review their privacy policies and procedures to ensure they comply with the new Australian privacy principles before they come into effect on 14 March 2014.

The Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 is the most significant privacy reform since the Privacy Act was introduced over 25 years ago. The 13 new privacy principles will regulate the handling of personal information.

Please note that a small business with an annual turnover of $3m or less may be exempt, unless it holds student health information or is related to a body corporate that carries on a larger business.

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has prepared a checklist to assist with understanding the main changes.

There are also other resources available to assist implementation such as a Quick Reference Tool and also a more detailed summary.


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