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Updated guidance on ‘personal information’

On 19 January, the Federal Court of Australia published its decision in the matter of Privacy Commissioner v Telstra, providing important guidance as to what is ‘personal information’ in terms of the Privacy Act 1988.

To assist businesses and agencies further, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has developed a more detailed resource on applying the definition of personal information, to complement our existing APP Guidelines.

While in many cases, whether or not information is personal information is a straightforward question, in some cases the answer will depend on context and circumstances at hand.

Our new What is personal information? guide is an important resource for privacy professionals, and one that reflects the most up-to-date decisions of Australian courts.

» Read the full guide