Revised Guide to Information Security: ‘Reasonable steps’ to protect personal information

This consultation is now closed. The finalised 'Guide to securing personal information' is now available

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) is seeking comment on a revised version of the Guide to information security: ‘Reasonable steps’ to protect personal information.

The revised guide provides information on the reasonable steps entities are required to take under the reformed Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) to protect the personal information they hold from misuse, interference and loss, and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

The revised guide is aimed at helping entities meet their Privacy Act obligations by:

  • outlining the circumstances that can affect what steps are reasonable for an entity to take
  • providing examples of steps and strategies which may be reasonable for an entity to take.

The closing date for comments is Wednesday 27 August 2014.

Below are links to the revised guide and the consultation information page.

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