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Consultation on the revised Guide to information security

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) is currently inviting comments on its revised Guide to information security: ‘Reasonable steps’ to protect personal information. The revisions to the guide take account of changes under privacy law reform as well as the OAIC’s learning and experience regarding information security matters since the guide’s release in April 2013.

The revised guide is aimed at government agencies and the private sector and will cover the ‘reasonable steps’ that entities have to take under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) to protect the personal information that they hold from misuse, interference and loss, and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. The revised guide also includes steps and strategies that entities should consider taking in order to secure personal information.

The consultation is open until Wednesday 27 August 2014.