Changes to the privacy legislation: what it means for hirers
Recent significant changes were made to Australian privacy laws, which replaced the National Privacy Principles with the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs). The changes came into effect from March 2014.
The Privacy Law Reform
How can you comply?
- Within your ads, include a statement to that effect, which could be placed at the bottom of your ad.
We have prepared an example statement you could include in your ads or automated messages:
It is also important that you review your privacy and data policies to ensure they are compliant with the APPs, given the recent reforms.
Guidelines from OAIC
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) provides a range of resources to help understand and comply with the Privacy Act.
Please note that this article is intended to be for general information purposes only and is not, nor should be, relied upon as legal advice. It is essential that you seek independent legal advice for your own particular situation and to ensure that your privacy policies comply with the new privacy laws.