New Australian Government Agencies Privacy Code resources
The new Australian Government Agencies Privacy Code comes into force on 1 July 2018. The OAIC has published two new resources to assist agencies to meet the requirements of the Code: a Code Checklist, and a Privacy Officer Toolkit.
Review of Privacy (Credit Reporting) Code 2014 completed
The independent review of the Privacy (Credit Reporting) Code 2014 (Version 1.2) (the CR Code) conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has been completed. The report can be found on the OAIC website.
The OAIC would like to thank PwC and the stakeholders who contributed time, effort and expertise to the review.
The OAIC will now review the report and consider the recommendations.
The OAIC is assisting the Attorney-General’s Department (AGD) with the implementation of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) system requirements.
Earlier this year, the AGD invited businesses and other interested stakeholders to comment on a discussion paper about the implications of Australia’s possible participation in the CBPR system. As a result of this consultation and other advice received, the Government now believes it is the right time for Australia to participate in the system.