Personal information is used to identify, or “reasonably identify”, an individual. For example addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or credit card numbers are types of information that can be collected directly to verify a person’s identity.
Moreover, the Privacy Act 1988 defines an APP entity is an agency (government body) or an organisation. An organisation can be any of the following which have an annual turnover of $3 million or more:
- Individual/sole trader; or a
- Body corporate; or a
- Partnership; or a
- Unincorporated association; or a
“Small Business” exemptions
- Own another business that has >$3 million annual turnover; or you
- Collect or disclose personal information to others; you are a
- Health service provider; or a
- Commonwealth contracted service provider; or a
- Credit reporting body.
Connect with a LawPath Privacy Lawyer to find out whether these exemptions apply to your business.
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