Australian Privacy Act Authoritative Source Content

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The Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) is an Australian law which regulates the handling of personal information about individuals. Personal information is information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable.


The Privacy Act includes thirteen Australian Privacy Principles (APPs). The APPs set out standards, rights and obligations for the handling, holding, use, accessing and correction of personal information (including sensitive information).


This authoritative source includes updates through November, 2018.



This content is available in English only.



Mappings for the Australian Privacy Act Authoritative Source to the RSA Archer Control Standard Library are available in the authoritative source content pack.


Content Source

The source of this content comes from the Australian Government Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.


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