Australian Privacy Principles - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • ​Shining a light on dark data

    You have to love the IT industry – it really does conceive the best new terms, acronyms and buzzwords. “Dark data” sounds like something Ridley Scott came up with for the Prometheus sequel.

    Written by Guy Betar04 Nov. 15 11:17
  • A short guide to privacy law: Part 2

    In the first article in this series, I looked at the general requirements of the Privacy Act and provided examples of how your organisation can deal with certain types of breaches.

    Written by Guy Betar06 Aug. 15 14:26
  • Privacy Principles awareness high but companies seek guidance: IDC

    Over 80 per cent of 150 companies surveyed by IDC Australia were aware of the
    Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) changes but 72 per cent of those said that they sought third party guidance on data management, according to a new whitepaper.

    Written by Hamish Barwick12 Aug. 14 13:15
  • Catch of the Day breach may harm brand

    Catch of the Day’s failure to inform users of a data breach that occurred three years ago suggests the online retailer didn’t have a response plan, and may do the brand some harm.

    Written by Byron Connolly22 July 14 10:56
  • Australian Privacy Principle guidelines released

    The final version of the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) have been issued by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) following public consultation.

    Written by Hamish Barwick24 Feb. 14 11:37
  • Where is data security heading in 2014?

    Data security will be a big focus for organisations in 2014 as the Australian Privacy Principles and enhanced powers of the Privacy Commissioner take effect on March 12. Revelations this year of spying by the US government's National Security Agency (NSA) have also heightened awareness of security and privacy issues.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett17 Dec. 13 10:20