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Privacy Act Reform Hub

Since 2020, the Attorney General’s Department has been undertaking a comprehensive review of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). The catalyst for this was the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s 2019 Digital Platforms Inquiry, which made several privacy recommendations.

Sparke Helmore’s privacy specialists are watching developments closely and share below a collection of the key things that our clients need to know.

Key developments so far – a timeline

Privacy Timeline 2024

Recent developments

Privacy Awareness Week 2024 updated

Office of the Information Commissioners' Privacy Awareness Week

In celebration of the Office of the Information Commissioners' Privacy Awareness Week, which will run from 6-12 May 2024, Sparke Helmore will be presenting a CLE webinar exploring this year's theme of Privacy and technology: improving transparency, accountability and security.  

'As secure as the weakest link' will discuss a range of things you can, and should be be doing, to ensure you are helping your organisation maintain a secure data environment and to do your part to power up privacy!

The webinar was held on Wednesday 8 May from 11am to 12pm (AEST).  If you would like to receive a recording of the webinar, please email

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