The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) took time on Data Privacy Day this week to remind Australians of the new privacy laws going into effect 12 March. “With the introduction of new privacy laws, people’s privacy rights will be enhanced and strengthened in areas such as direct marketing, the disclosure of personal information overseas and requesting access to and correction of personal information held by an organisation,” explained Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim. The OAIC release details on what the new privacy laws will mean for Australians. “Privacy Awareness Week 2014 will be about making sure people understand how to exercise their new and existing rights,” Pilgrim said.
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