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Final draft Australian Privacy Principles guidelines released for comment

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has issued the final draft guidelines detailing how it will interpret and apply the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) when exercising its functions under the amendments to the Privacy Act which come into effect on 12 March 2014.

The third and final tranche of draft guidelines can be accessed here.

The APPs are principle based and have legislative force.  The consultation period is an opportunity for entities that are subject to the Privacy Act (Cth) 1988 to understand how the changes with impact them and make submissions on any changes to the guidelines. More…