Australians’ right to privacy will soon be strengthened

Australian Government Office of the Australian Information Commissioner announced today, aptly on Data Privacy Day, that Australians will have their right to privacy strengthened on 12 March 2014.

Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim says in a press release the new privacy laws will strengthen peoples’ privacy rights in areas such as direct marketing, the disclosure of personal information overseas and requesting access to and correction of personal information held by an organisation.

“Being up front with customers and having good privacy practices in place makes good business sense.”

“Everyone should take an active interest in protecting their privacy and read an organisation’s privacy policy to decide whether they want to do business with that organisation.”

For more information on privacy law reform see: http://www.oaic.gov.au/privacy/privacy-act/privacy-law-reform

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