On 12 March 2014, The Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 (Privacy Amendment Act) came into effect which has made many significant changes to the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act).
— OAIC (@OAICgov) March 21, 2014
The Privacy Amendment Act introduces a set of new, harmonised, privacy principles that will regulate the handling of personal information by both Australian government agencies and businesses. These new principles are called the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs). They replace the existing Information Privacy Principles (IPPs) that currently apply to Australian Government agencies and the National Privacy Principles (NPPs) that currently apply to businesses.
In tonight’s chat, we’ll explore what these changes mean for healthcare and the management of patient health information.
Hope you can join us from 21:00AEDT. Check you local time here.
For further information you can visit The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) here
— Medical Observer (@MedObserver) March 12, 2014
— #hcsmanz (@hcsmanz) March 23, 2014