Rules and guidelines

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has powers under the Privacy Act 1988 and other legislation to make or approve legally binding rules and guidelines. These are legislative instruments and are generally required under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 to be registered and published on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments and tabled in the Parliament.

To assist agencies and organisations, the OAIC also issues non-binding guidelines, which can be found in Guidance and Advice.

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