Privacy Top Ten: Things You Think You Know About Privacy – But Don’t!

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Whether a start–up or a listed ASX company, your business opportunities are increasingly on–line and/or overseas. At last count over 80 countries have adopted data privacy laws and Australia’s new Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) come into effect from 12 March 2014. The new APPs, overseas laws and attitudes toward data privacy are very different from business as you know it.

What you think you know about data privacy in Australia and overseas may just be wrong! This “Top Ten” fact sheet dispels some common misconceptions about privacy.

10. BUSINESS INFORMATION IS NOT PERSONAL INFORMATION -

“Personal information” is not restricted to one’s personal life. In most countries it is any information that can be used to identify an individual (even indirectly) and, in some countries, company names are considered personal data...

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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