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The OAIC is seeking public comment on a revised version of the PCEHR (Information Commissioner Enforcement Powers) Guidelines.
The OAIC is seeking public comments on a series of new draft health privacy resources for health service providers and consumers.
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has published Privacy business resource 11: Telecommunications service providers’ obligations arising under the Privacy Act as a result of Part 5-1A of the TIA Act to assist telecommunications carriers and service providers to understand their key privacy obligations under the data retention scheme, which is due to commence on 13 October 2015.
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released a new Privacy business resource: Does my small business need to comply with the Privacy Act? The resource provides small businesses with information about the Privacy Act 1988, and includes a checklist to help small businesses determine wither they are required to comply with the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) in the Act.
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released a new Guide to privacy regulatory action to support the Privacy regulatory action policy released in November 2014. The Guide sets out a detailed explanation of how the OAIC will exercise its privacy regulatory powers and the procedural steps the OAIC will take in using these powers. When taking regulatory action, the OAIC is guided by the principles of independence, accountability, proportionality, consistency, timeliness and transparency.