The Privacy (Private Sector) Amendment Act came into effect in December 2001.
Activities in the course of journalism
The Privacy Act exempts from its ambit acts by media organisations in the course of journalism when the organisation is publicly committed to observing a set of privacy standards. For its journalism activities, the Fairfax Group has publicly committed to observing the set of privacy standards that were developed by the Australian Press Council in conjunction with its constituent members. These standards are set out below.Last updated: Wed., November 20, 2:18 AM