Changes to Privacy Legislation

On 12 March 2014 the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 came into force.

The Act introduces significant amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). For individuals, the changes will impact the information credit providers can access when an application for credit is made.

The changes will also affect how businesses can:

  • handle and process personal information
  • use personal information for direct marketing
  • disclose personal information to people overseas.

For further information or advice on how these changes will affect you, please contact our office.