Australia has a long-standing national privacy law that is being reviewed for updates this spring. The updates proposed in mid-February would address emerging trends including the right to be forgotten, limits on targeted advertising, children and advertising, and personal rights to individual data.
Why It Matters
With the EU leading the way, other areas of the world are either implementing or updating their privacy laws. Canada, India, China, and Australia are among the countries where greater privacy protections are evolving. Businesses with an overseas focus are cautioned to understand what data they collect locally and what restrictions apply to its use and -- particularly -- export.