May 222012
 May 22, 2012  Posted by  Featured News, Laws, Non-U.S.

Stephanie McDonald reports:

Reforms to the Privacy Act 1988 have finally been introduced to parliament, six years after the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) began its inquiry.

The reforms are part of the government’s first stage response to the ALRC inquiry, which began in 2006.

The changes introduced to parliament include: Increased regulation of personal information for marketing purposes; extending privacy protections to unsolicited information; restrictions on sending personal information to overseas companies; improved access for consumers to information held about them; and an increased protection of personal e-health information.

Read more on Computerworld (AU).

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