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Update Your Privacy Policy to Comply With Australia’s Privacy Act 1988
Update Your Privacy Policy to Comply With Australia’s Privacy Act 1988
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Read this support article to learn how to update your Termly privacy policy to comply with data privacy laws in Australia, specifically the Privacy Act 1988.

To read the full version of the law, check out the official legal text of Australia’s Privacy Act 1988.

Termly occasionally updates the policy generators to reflect changes in data privacy laws that may impact our users. When one of these updates occurs, we send an email to Termly users with information about the changes. It is your responsibility to implement the appropriate updates as needed in your Termly Dashboard.


1.1 Who must comply?

Australia’s Privacy Act 1988 requirements are applicable to:

  • Australian Government agencies (and the Norfolk Island administration) and organizations with an annual turnover of more than $3 million

  • Some small business operators (organizations with an annual turnover of $3 million or less)

1.2 Updating your policy to comply with Australia’s Privacy Act 1988

If you want your policy to be compliant with the Privacy Act 1988, log into your Termly Dashboard and follow these steps in the generator.

Note: These are similar steps you take to comply with New Zealand’s Privacy Act 2020 or South Africa’s POPIA.

Step 1

First, select which privacy law you want your policy to cover, in this case, Australia’s Privacy Act 1988.

See an example in the screenshot below.

Step 2

Next, click PUBLISH to update your privacy policy.

Still need help? Contact our customer support team!

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