This part of the website provides answers to frequently asked questions about privacy. If you have a question that isn't covered here and you would like us to answer it, please send it to email@example.com.
The frequently asked questions section covers the following areas: your privacy rights (for individuals); government; business; small busines; and health.
About the FAQs
Responses to FAQs are based on the OAIC's understanding of how the Privacy Act works. The responses apply to the various privacy provisions and principles in a given situation and may help individuals, agencies, organisations and community groups in similar circumstances to reach a privacy solution.
Our responses to these questions are advisory only and not legally binding. You may need to seek separate legal advice on the application of the Privacy Act to your particular situation.
Nothing in a FAQ response limits the OAIC's ability to investigate complaints under the Privacy Act or to apply the Information Privacy Principles or the National Privacy Principles in the way that seems most appropriate to the facts of the case being dealt with.
In this section:
- Your Privacy Rights FAQs
These FAQs provide advice to individuals about activities that may affect their privacy.
- Business FAQs
Questions frequently asked by businesses or about business activities.
- Small Business FAQs
Questions frequently asked by small businesses, including when and how the Privacy Act applies.
- Government FAQs
FAQs about Australian or ACT government agencies or their activities.
- Health FAQs
Questions frequently asked by health service providers or about health activities.