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Privacy codes

Also see the Guidelines for developing codes.

Codes Register

Codes Register kept under section 26U(1) of the Privacy Act 1988
TypeRegistered CodeRegisteredOther information
CR code Privacy (Credit Reporting) Code 2014 (Version 2) 1-Jul-2018
APP code Privacy (Australian Government Agencies — Governance) APP Code 2017 27-Oct-2017
APP code Privacy (Market and Social Research) Code 2014 28-Nov-2014

Draft code consultations

Before a code can be approved, the OAIC must be satisfied that members of the public have been given an adequate opportunity to comment on a draft of the code. Organisations developing codes can request the OAIC to provide a link to their website during their public consultation process.

There are no codes being publicly consulted on at this time.

Information about code applications, variations, removals and requests to develop codes

Information about code applications, variations, removals and requests to develop codes
TypeCodeActionDateOther information
CR code Privacy (Credit Reporting) Code 2014 (Version 1.2) Removed from Codes Register 1 July 2018

This version of the CR code (v1.2) was in force from 24 April 2014 to 30 June 2018. The current CR code is found in the Codes Register above. Variations to v1.2 were made following the 2017 independent review of the CR code.

APP code Australian Public Service (APS) Privacy Code Request made 27-Mar-2017
APP code Privacy (Market and Social Research) Code 2014
Application received 12-Sep-2014
CR code Credit Reporting Privacy Code (CR code) v1.1 Removed from Codes Register 24-Apr-2014

This version of the CR code (v1.1) was in force from 3 April 2014 to noon AEST 24 April 2014. The current CR code is found in the Codes Register above. The only difference between this version and CR code v1.0 (the original CR code) was to change the grace period in paragraph 8.1(b) from 5 to 14 days. 

CR code Credit Reporting Privacy Code (CR code) v1.0  Removed from Codes Register 3-Apr-2014

This version of the CR code (the original CR code) was in force from 12 March 2014 to noon AEDT on 3 April 2014. The current CR code is found in the Codes Register above.