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January 21 2015

NSW to Add Offshore Data Rules into Privacy Legislation

The office of NSW Attorney-General Brad Hazzard has confirmed the government's intentions to update the state's privacy legislation to make it clear where agencies and healthcare providers stand when it comes to storing data offshore, particularly as part of cloud computing arrangements. The NSW Privacy Commissioner finalised her draft code of practice for offshore data hosting this year, after a number of aborted attempts by her predecessors. Hazzard has also taken the guidance a step further and addresses the issue of transborder movement of personal data in a new version of the NSW Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.