In May 2016, the OAIC released the draft Guide to assist entities to undertake big data activities in accordance with privacy laws.
- The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released a draft ‘Guide to Big Data and the Australian Privacy Principles’1 (Guide) for consultation.
- The OAIC recognises the value in and importance of big data activities and aims to strike a balance between the benefit that can be obtained from big data activities and the protection of personal information and privacy.
- The Guide proposes various measures entities should take when personal information is collected, dealt with and maintained for the purposes of big data activities.
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