In a feature for Lexology, Addisons’ Cate Sendall examines the changes to Australia’s privacy law due to come into effect in March. The Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) “will combine and replace the National Privacy Principles and the Information Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988,” Sendall writes, noting the APPs will apply to all direct-selling organisations with an annual turnover of $3 million or more. By 12 March, such organisations will be required to adhere to multiple APPs requirements, including not using or disclosing “any information they may hold about an individual for direct marketing, subject to specific exceptions.” The amendments also provide the privacy commissioner with additional enforcement powers. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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