Privacy and your rights

 

Contributor

Helen Versey, former Victorian Privacy Commissioner

Overview

The right to personal privacy is limited. Information privacy was first protected by Commonwealth legislation, but it has expanded and now also includes state legislation. Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) set out broad principles that are binding on government agencies and large companies. Specific laws cover credit reporting and some other Commonwealth legislation. Complaints can be made to the Australian Information Commissioner. Victorian privacy legislation includes the Health Records Act and the Human Rights and Responsibilities Charter.

This section includes the following topics:

 

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