Australia's Online Privacy Bill

In the Australian Government’s first step towards enhancing and enforcing privacy compliance in Australia, the Attorney-General’s Department has released two publications regarding amendments to Australia’s privacy regime:

  • An exposure draft introducing amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act), which will establish an online privacy code applicable to major online platforms and introduce increased penalties for non-compliance with the Privacy Act for all entities (the Online Privacy Bill); and
  • A discussion paper seeking further submissions on up to 67 proposals to amend the Privacy Act and introduce a raft of amendments to Australian privacy law focused on increasing enforcement, empowering individuals and aligning Australia with global privacy regimes (the Discussion Paper).

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