A handy guide to help you untangle the complexities of privacy law.
Our clients often ask us to advise on a seemingly simple question: Can we use or disclose this?
In reality, the question is: Can we use X type of information, for Y purpose?
Or: Can we disclose X type of information, to the recipient Y, in circumstances Z?
Finding the answer amongst the tangle of the Australian Privacy Principles, and various exemptions and exceptions, can be frustratingly complex. For example, some rules only cover health information; some cover personal information but not ‘sensitive information’; some cover cross-border disclosures, but others don’t.
So how do you find your way through the maze?
Untangling the APPs is designed to help you quickly navigate your way through the Use and Disclosure principles in the Australian Privacy Act. It is relevant for private sector organisations and Australian government agencies alike.
Untangling the APPs offers a set of seven decision trees, with yes/no answers determining your path, to quickly guide you through APPs 6-9, and all the exemptions to those principles. As well as the Use & Disclosure principle (APP 6), it incorporates the rules about direct marketing (APP 7), cross-border disclosures (APP 8), and government related identifiers (APP 9). It reflects the law as at 1 January 2021.
So now you can quickly figure out the answer to the question: Can we use or disclose this?
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