Mobile privacy: a better practice guide for mobile app developers
Is your organisation considering designing a mobile app to connect with your stakeholders? The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has developed a guide to assist mobile app developers to embed better privacy practices into their products and to comply with Australian privacy law.
New privacy law reform guidance released
External Dispute Resolution scheme guide
The OAIC has released the Guidelines for recognising external dispute resolution (EDR) schemes under s 35A of the Privacy Act 1988. Under the Privacy Act, EDR schemes recognised by the OAIC can be used by organisations and individuals to resolve privacy complaints. The Guidelines outline the conditions that must be met by EDR schemes to be recognised under the Privacy Act.
Guidelines for developing codes
The Guidelines for developing codes cover the development, registration and ongoing administration of Australian Privacy Principles (APP) codes and the Credit reporting (CR) code.
Under the new Part IIIB of the Privacy Act the Information Commissioner can register enforceable codes which are developed by entities on their own initiative or on request from the Information Commissioner, or developed by the Information Commissioner directly.
Consultation: Draft Guidelines for APPs 6 to 11 (Parts 3 and 4)
A reminder that the consultation on the draft APP Guidelines 6 to 11 (Parts 3 and 4) is open until COB Monday 21 October 2013. This forms the second stage of APP Guidelines to be released for consultation.
Speech: Information Regulation — New challenges, Professor John McMillan
Keynote presentation by Professor John McMillan, Australian Information Commissioner to inForum 2013, ‘Information Governance’, the annual conference of the Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIMPA) Conference, Canberra, 9 September 2013.
Information Commissioner review decisions
Australian Skydive Group and Fair Work Ombudsman  AICmr 74 (25 September 2013)
Whether disclosure would disclose commercially valuable information—Business information — Whether disclosure would unreasonably affect business affairs — Freedom of Information Act 1982(Cth) (FOI Act) ss 47, 47G
'AM' and Department of Immigration and Citizenship  AICmr 73 (20 September 2013)
Amendment of personal records — Whether a record of date of birth is incorrect – Whether the record should be amended — FOI Act ss 48, 50.
'AL' and Department of Defence  AICmr 72 (20 September 2013)
Legal professional privilege — Whether documents subject to legal professional privilege — FOI Act s 42.
The OAIC has advertised for an Adviser, Regulation and Strategy Branch. Advisers in the Regulation and Strategy Branch deliver a broad range of strategic policy and regulatory functions under the Privacy Act, FOI Act and the AIC Act. Applications are due COB Monday 14 October 2013.
For more information, visit the OAIC careers page
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