ACCAN recently made a submission to the Attorney General’s consultation on the Online Privacy Bill Exposure Draft.

ACCAN supports the implementation of online privacy protections and was pleased to see the following initiatives have been included in the Bill,

  • Strengthened notice and consent requirements;
  • Introduction of an enforceable privacy code for designated digital platforms; and
  • Higher penalties for privacy infringements.

However, we have reservations regarding the process recommended in the Bill for the development of an Online privacy Code.  

ACCAN asserted in our submission that the most effective Code development process is one which includes the community voice at the beginning of the process as opposed to a 28 day public consultation after the Code has been drafted.

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