Data breach notification laws should be introduced into parliament soon, in a surprise move by the Federal Government.
The changes highlight the need to ensure compliance with privacy law obligations, to minimise exposure to new penalties.
People must be told that they could be filmed by CCTV and the footage is only used to identify crimes in the CCTV area.
Mandatory data breach law adds to the privacy law businesses must comply withh.
The bill will impose new requirements to notify the Commissioner and affected individuals of any 'serious data breach'.
The Government has ended months of speculation, introducing the Privacy Amendment (Privacy Alerts) Bill 2013 to Parliament.
The Federal Government has tabled amendments to the Privacy Act to introduce the mandatory reporting of privacy breaches.
A confidential Exposure Draft Bill for a mandatory data breach notification scheme was released to key stakeholders.
The real "change" is the change in the approach and attitude of the Privacy Commissioner.
The NSW Government has passed the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Amendment (CCTV) Regulation 2013.
Here are our five favourite upcoming changes to the Privacy Act.
The new Guide will assist Australian businesses to interpret the Privacy Act to protect personal information they hold.
Forthcoming changes to the Australian Privacy Act impact each and every business dealing with customer information.
There are broadly similar public sector privacy laws applying to local government in other States and Territories.
The NSW tribunal ruled that the CCTV cameras were in breach of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.
The OAIC has released a draft practice guide on 'Mobile Privacy: A better practice guide for mobile app developers'.
The Information Security Guide provides guidance to public and private sector entities to protect personal information.
A tort of invasion of privacy... So, is there one, or not?
Changes to privacy laws in Australia will come into force from 12 March 2014.
To ensure companies take privacy concerns seriously, the Commissioner can seek substantial penalties for non-compliance.