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.
2013 Community Attitudes to Privacy survey launch
Privacy Connections members are invited to attend the launch of the OAIC's Community Attitudes to Privacy survey results. The study surveyed 1000 Australians to understand their views on, and awareness of, privacy issues. The OAIC acknowledges the generous support of the survey sponsors, Commonwealth Bank of Australia (Primary Sponsor), Henry Davis York (Key Sponsor) and McAfee (Sponsor).
Date: Wednesday 9 October 2013
Time: 10.30am–12:00pm. Please join us for morning tea from 10am
Where: Commonwealth Bank Colonial Theatre, 201 Sussex St, Sydney
Speech: Information Governance, 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.
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