The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has published revisions to the Information Security Guide, originally released in April 2013. The revisions have largely been prompted by changes to the Privacy Act 1988 introducing the Australian Privacy Principles. The revised guide provides information on the reasonable steps entities are required to take under the Privacy Act to protect the personal data they hold from misuse, interference and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. The Commissioner is inviting comments on the revisions by 27 August.

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner announcement – Consultation information: Revised Guide to Information Security: ‘Reasonable Steps to Protect Personal Information’– August 2014