Yesterday, Sen. Joe Ludwig released a draft of new Australian Privacy Principles to a senate committee for consultation. According to a release, the principles are intended to take the place of two existing sets of principles that currently govern the handling of personal information. The new principles, outlined last October, will be released in stages. "Each stage will be referred to a senate committee..." said Ludwig, "This way, we can build the blocks to reform with as much input and discussion with experts and stakeholders as possible. We have started by releasing the first and fundamental building block--the Privacy Principles."
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