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Advisory guidelines

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) creates guidelines that are not legislative instruments and that are therefore not legally binding. Under the Privacy Act 1988, the Australian Information Commissioner has the power to make advisory privacy guidelines.

As well as the guidelines published below the OAIC has also issued Australian Privacy Principles (APP) guidelines on a separate menu item.

The OAIC also publishes binding guidelines, which can be found on the Legally binding guidelines and rules page.