Draft APP Guidelines

On 21 February 2014 the OAIC released finalised APP guidelines.

Below are the draft chapters of the Australian Privacy Principles (APP) Guidelines released for consultation. 

Consultation on Chapters A to D and 1 to 5 closed on 20 September 2013. Consultation on Chapters 6 to 11 closed on 21 October 2013. Consultation on Chapters 12 and 13 closed on 16 December 2013. Read the submissions received.

Note 1: In developing Chapters 6 and 8 the OAIC has developed the interpretation of ‘use’ and disclosure’ from that outlined in draft Chapter B (Key Concepts). That Chapter will be updated to reflect the change after all of the consultation has concluded.

Note 2: In developing Chapter 12, the OAIC has made some textual changes to the discussion of ‘unlawful’ from that in draft Chapter C (Permitted general situations). Also, in developing Chapter 13, the OAIC has made some textual changes to the discussion of ‘accurate’, ‘up-to-date’, ‘complete’ and ‘relevant’ from that outlined in draft Chapter 10 (Quality of personal information). Neither of these changes reflect a consideration of the submissions received on draft Chapter C or draft Chapter 10, which will be considered in due course.

Read more: Consultation information for the draft APP guidelines

General matters

Consultation on Chapters A to D ended on 20 September 2013.

Part 1 — Consideration of personal information privacy

Consultation on Chapters 1 and 2 ended on 20 September 2013.

Part 2 — Collection of personal information

Consultation on Chapters 3 to 5 ended on 20 September 2013.

Part 3 — Dealing with personal information

Consultation on Chapters 6 to 9 ended on 21 October 2013.

Part 4 — Integrity of personal information

Consultation on Chapters 10 and 11 ended on 21 October 2013.

Part 5 — Access to, and correction of, personal information

Consultation on Chapters 12 and 13 ended on 16 December 2013.

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