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Guides

These guides provide detailed advice and guidance on the application of the Privacy Act 1988 for agencies and organisations.

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) also issues guidelines to assist agencies and organisations to comply with the Privacy Act. These can be found on the Legally binding guidelines and rules page, the Advisory guidelines page and the APP guidelines page.

Interactive Privacy Management Plan (PMP) Explained May 2018
De-identification and the Privacy Act March 2018
Guide to Data Analytics and the Australian Privacy Principles March 2018
Data breach preparation and response — A guide to managing data breaches in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) February 2018
Guide to mandatory data breach notification in the My Health Record system October 2017
De-identification Decision-Making Framework September 2017
What is personal information? May 2017
Privacy management plan template (for organisations) May 2016
Privacy management framework: enabling compliance and encouraging good practice May 2015
Handling privacy complaints May 2015
Guide to securing personal information January 2015
Mobile privacy: a better practice guide for mobile app developers September 2014
TPP quick reference tool September 2014
Privacy public interest determination guide June 2014
What to look for in a privacy policy May 2014
Guide to developing an APP privacy policy May 2014
Guide to undertaking privacy impact assessments May 2014
Guide to developing an APP privacy policy — summary April 2014
Guide to undertaking privacy impact assessments — summary April 2014
APP quick reference tool March 2014
Guide to the Privacy (Persons Reported as Missing) Rule 2014 March 2014
Australian Privacy Principles and Information Privacy Principles — Comparison Guide April 2013
Australian Privacy Principles and National Privacy Principles – Comparison Guide April 2013