Under Part IIIB of the Privacy Act, the Information Commissioner can approve and register enforceable codes which are developed by entities on their own initiative or on request from the Information Commissioner, or developed by the Information Commissioner directly.
The purpose of a code is to provide individuals with transparency about how their information will be handled. Codes do not replace the relevant provisions of the Privacy Act, but operate in addition to the requirements of the Privacy Act.
The OAIC acknowledges Traditional Custodians of Country across Australia and their continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We pay our respect to First Nations people, cultures and Elders past and present.