Online Privacy Bill – Privacy reforms for the social media age

1 February 2022
Dudley Kneller, Partner, Melbourne Raisa Blanco, Special Counsel, Melbourne

The Attorney-General’s Department has released the exposure draft of the Privacy Legislation Amendment (Enhancing Online Privacy and Other Measures) Bill (Online Privacy Bill). The Online Privacy Bill sets out amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) to introduce a framework for the development and enforcement of a binding online privacy code (OP Code).

Gadens have been heavily involved in the consultation process regarding the review of the Privacy Act, with our submission being cited over 40 times in the discussion paper published in October 2021.

The proposed new OP Code will address particular privacy challenges posed by social media and other online platforms that collect a high volume of personal information or trade in personal information.

This download sets out the framework of the proposed new OP Code, how it interacts with APP Codes and Consumer Data Right and proposed consequences for non-compliance. It’s a must-read for anyone with a large online platform, organisations that provide social media services and organisations that provide data brokerage services.

Click below to read our publication, Online Privacy Bill – Privacy reforms for the social media age.

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Authored by:

Dudley Kneller, Partner
Raisa Blanco, Senior Associate
Stephanie Rawlinson, Senior Associate
Joseph Abi-Hanna, Associate

This update does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. It is intended only to provide a summary and general overview on matters of interest and it is not intended to be comprehensive. You should seek legal or other professional advice before acting or relying on any of the content.

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