The Australian Privacy Act went into effect in early 1989. As defined by the law, it gives "natural persons" greater control over the way their personal information is handled.
The Australian Privacy Act ensures the following rights:
- The right to know why your personal information is being collected, how it will be used, and who it will be disclosed to
- The right to have the option to not identify yourself, or to use a pseudonym in certain circumstances
- The right to ask for access to your personal information (including your health information)
- The right to stop receiving unwanted direct marketing
- The right to ask for your personal information that is incorrect to be corrected
- The right to make a complaint about an organization or agency the Privacy Act covers, if you think they’ve mishandled your personal information
The Australian Privacy Act requires applicable organizations to comply with these consumer rights, and they must be able to prove their compliance. Organizations who are found in non-compliance are subject to significant fines.
How Higher Logic helps your organization
- Our platforms provide compliance tools so that your organization can honor privacy-rights inquiries and data-deletion requests. Documentation on how these tools function can be found with our current GDPR resource page HERE.