The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s has published its “Guide to Securing Personal Information”. The aim of the guide is  to provide a resource to help agencies and organisations meet their obligations under the Australian Privacy Principles to take reasonable steps to protect personal information. The Guide provides guidance on the steps entities should take to protect the personal information they hold from misuse, interference, loss, and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. It also includes guidance on the steps to be taken when destroying or de-identifying personal information once it is no longer needed.

Guide to securing personal information