Australian Privacy Principles

Changes to Privacy Laws March 2014

The Privacy Act now includes a set of 13 new harmonised privacy principles that regulate the handling of personal information by Australian and Norfolk Island Government Health Providers. The principles are called the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs). They replace both the Information Privacy Principles (IPPs) that applied to Australian Government agencies and the National Privacy Principles (NPPs) that applied to some private sector organisations.

A number of the APPs are significantly different from the existing principles, including APP 7 on the use and disclosure of personal information for the purpose of direct marketing, and APP 8 on cross-border disclosure of personal information.

If you haven’t updated your privacy policy since the March changes, then it’s time to review it.

If you’d like RWS to review your privacy policy, please contact us on 1300 073 239.