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Aussie Farms

11 April 2019

On 6 April 2019, Aussie Farms Incorporated (Aussie Farms) was prescribed as an organisation regulated by the Privacy Act 1988. Organisations regulated by the Privacy Act have obligations to handle personal information in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs).

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) is conducting inquiries with Aussie Farms to establish whether or not they are operating in compliance with the Privacy Act.

The Privacy Act provides a range of privacy regulatory powers, including powers that allow the OAIC to work with organisations to facilitate legal compliance and best privacy practice, and investigative and enforcement powers. The OAIC can also consider a complaint from an individual about a potential interference with their privacy.

If anyone has concerns about the handling of their personal information by Aussie Farms they can contact Aussie Farms at contact@aussiefarms.org.au or contact the OAIC on 1300 363 992 or at enquiries@oaic.gov.au. Further information about the Privacy Act and the OAIC is available on its website: www.oaic.gov.au