A primer to Australia's new privacy laws

Recent amendments to Australia's privacy act raise the burden on companies to protect their customer’s data, particularly if it’s being shipped overseas, but do the reforms go far enough?

In its last sitting day for the year, Parliament passed its widely anticipated amendments to Australia’s Privacy Act. This is an Act that was first made in 1988, well before most of the world joined the information superhighway and the new reforms are a major milestone and the most significant changes to the Act since the National Privacy Principles were passed in 2000.

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