Australian Releases Privacy Legislation for Online Protection

Oct. 24, 2021, 10:23 PM

Attorney-General Michaelia Cash released an exposure draft of the Privacy Legislation Amendment Bill 2021, which would enable the creation of a binding online privacy code for social media services, data brokers and other large platforms operating in Australia.

  • Online platforms subject to the code will need to comply with strict new privacy requirements, including stronger protections for children on social media
  • Under the code, social media platforms will be required to take all reasonable steps to verify their users’ age, and give primary consideration to the best interests of the child when handling children’s personal information; The code will also ...

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