Privacy Commission

Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Bill 2012 (Cth)

Proposed changes to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) have passed the House of Representatives and is now before the Senate for consideration.   The Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Bill 2012 (Amendments) amends the Privacy Act by introducing:

  • a new definition of personal information;
  • the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs);
  • a more comprehensive credit reporting system;
  • new provisions on privacy and credit reporting codes; and
  • new powers for the Privacy Commissioner.

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