Australia’s New Private Sector Privacy Laws

This summary discusses recent amendments to privacy laws in Australia, in particular, the extension of existing privacy obligations under the Privacy Act 1988 to the private sector. The discussion provides an overview and considers the implications of the touchstone of the new privacy laws, the “10 National Privacy Principles.”

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What protection do the new privacy laws provide?
Who is covered by the new privacy laws?
What are the 10 National Privacy Principles?
What are Australian businesses required to do?

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