Australia’s Privacy Law Implications

Australia’s privacy law affects how companies manage their information systems. The privacy law requires companies to secure personal and sensitive electronic data stored on their systems. This privacy law seeks to give consumers a greater amount of control on the handling of their own personal information and requires that they be informed when their information is being gathered. This legislation and the National Privacy Principles have a profound effect on electronic commerce.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

How can companies attempt to contest that they are in fact complying with this privacy law?
How do companies in Australia deal with transferring consumer information to other countries in order to comply with privacy considerations?

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