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November 28 2017

Australia's privacy act

How does Australia's Privacy Act compare with the GDPR?
The Privacy Act is the foundation of Australia's national privacy regulatory regime, and is intended to provide a basis for nationally consistent privacy regulation, facilitate the free flow of information outside of Australia while ensuring that individual privacy is respected, provide a complaint mechanism, and to implement Australia's international privacy obligations.
Differences between the Privacy Act and the GDPR can be seen in open and transparent management of personal information, anonymity and pseudonymity, collection of solicited personal information, dealing with unsolicited personal information, notification of the collection of personal information, use or disclosure of personal information, direct marketing, cross-border disclosure of personal information, access and correction of personal information, and more.