What Are The Australian Privacy Principles? Essay
The Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) are contained in schedule 1 of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act). The APPs outline how “APP entities” must handle, use and manage personal information.
Legal practitioners need to be aware that the APPs are not prescriptive. Each APP entity has to consider and determine how the principles apply to its own situation.
The Guidance Note lists the APPs, and provide legal practitioners with examples of how an APP entity could address the requirements of each APP. For the full text of the APPs, legal practitioners can gain access via OAIC’s webpage “Privacy fact sheet 17: Australian Privacy Principles” (https://www.oaic.gov.au/individuals/privacy-fact-sheets/general/privacy-fact-sheet-17-australian-privacy-principles). Legal practitioners will find being familiar with information under “key points” of the guidelines to each APP particularly helpful when assisting and advising clients with compliance.
What are APP entities
Australian Government agencies and the Norfolk Island administration have responsibilities under the Privacy Act. Those responsibilities are similar but not identical to the responsibilities of organisations.
Subject to limited exceptions, all businesses and not-for-profit organisations with an annual turnover more than $3 million have responsibilities under the Privacy Act, subject to some exceptions. Example of a small business operator with a turnover of $3 million or…