PRIVACY Alert: Privacy Reforms – effect of the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection)

11 July 2013


The Federal Parliament has passed major reforms to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), resulting in the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012, to be implemented in March 2014. Amongst other things, the reforms include a new set of Australian Privacy Principles, revised credit reporting provisions and greater enforcement powers for the Privacy Commissioner (including penalties of up to $1.7 million).

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