The Federal Government in Australia will soon introduce into Parliament major legislative reforms to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act), according to an announcement made by the Attorney-General, Nicola Roxon during Privacy Awareness Week earlier this month.

The Attorney-General emphasised that the reforms will include changes intended to benefit consumers, including changes to:

  • Strengthen protections for personal information
  • Enhance the powers of the Australian Privacy Commissioner
  • Modernise credit reporting arrangements.

To read more about the legislative reforms, click here.