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Asia-Pacific Dashboard Digest | Commissioner: Read Loyalty Program Privacy Policies Related reading: WP29 on data breach notification


Amidst announcements about Priceline Pharmacy receiving commissions from the sale of insurance products to members of its customer loyalty program, Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim is reminding those who sign up for such programs to read their privacy policies, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. “Businesses that are covered by the Privacy Act are required to comply with several principles when handling personal information, including information collected for a loyalty card scheme,” Pilgrim said. Companies must have publicly available privacy policies or statements explaining how they handle personal data, he noted, adding, “There are also rules about when businesses can share your personal information with others.”
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