In May 2012, as part of Privacy Awareness Week, the Attorney General announced amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), with the Amendment Bill (all 266 pages of it) introduced to Parliament in late May. The Bill is expected to pass through both Houses without issue. The amendments will have some impacts for information security professionals - although some of the bigger issues, such as mandatory data breach notification, are still not addressed.
IT Security Training has put together a whitepaper focussing on those amendments most relevant to information security professionals including:
- The new privacy principles
- Increased powers to the Commissioner
- Changes to liability on the cross border transfer of data
- New Civil penalty regime.
Download a copy of the attached paper for more information on all of these amendments.