Privacy legislation - coverage and exemptions

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Privacy legislation is part of a global trend to protect personal information and to regulate in the area of fair information practices.

The Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) are contained in Schedule 1 of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). They set out minimum standards for how personal information must be collected, used, disclosed and stored.

Does the Privacy Act apply to you? Refer to the following sections Entities covered by the Privacy Act and Entities not covered by the Privacy Act for more information.

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