Online Privacy Bill Exposure Draft

Closes 6 Dec 2021

Opened 25 Oct 2021

Overview

The Privacy Legislation Amendment (Enhancing Online Privacy and Other Measures) Bill 2021 (the Online Privacy Bill) will give effect to the Australian Government's commitment to strengthen the Privacy Act 1988. It enables the introduction of a binding online privacy code for social media and certain other online platforms, and increases penalties and enforcement measures.

The government invites submissions on the Online Privacy Bill and consultation Regulation Impact Statement by 6 December 2021.

We will use the submissions and feedback we receive to shape the development of the Online Privacy Bill before it is introduced to Parliament.

To find out more about this consultation email OnlinePrivacyBill@ag.gov.au. You can also email us your submission if you would prefer to provide your response this way.

Interaction with the Review of the Privacy Act

This consultation is being held at the same time as the Privacy Act Review. The Online Privacy Bill addresses the pressing privacy challenges posed by social media and other online platforms. The Privacy Act Review seeks to build on the outcomes of the Online Privacy Bill to ensure that Australia's privacy law framework empowers consumers, protects their data and best serves the whole of the Australian economy.

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