Data protection and privacy: the Australian legislation and its implications for IT professionals

Hewett, Bill and Whitaker, J. 2002, Data protection and privacy: the Australian legislation and its implications for IT professionals, Logistics information management, vol. 15, no. 5/6, pp. 369-376.

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Title Data protection and privacy: the Australian legislation and its implications for IT professionals
Author(s) Hewett, Bill
Whitaker, J.
Journal name Logistics information management
Volume number 15
Issue number 5/6
Start page 369
End page 376
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Place of publication Bingley, England
Publication date 2002
ISSN 0957-6053
1758-7948
Keyword(s) information
security
data protection
privacy
Australia
legislation
Summary The notion of privacy takes on a completely different meaning when viewed from the perspective of an IT professional, an organisation using technology to support strategic directions or a member of the public. This paper looks past the technical issues involved in data protection and examines some of the business, social and regulatory aspects that have become important to those involved in the management, storage and dissemination of electronic information. The paper documents some of the legislative developments in privacy and data protection and examines what these developments mean for IT professionals for whom the link between data captured, stored and processed into information and the resulting effect on privacy is important. The Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 based on work done by the Council of Europe, the OECD and the European Union provides some general guidelines but only for the public sector. However, new legislation imminent. Thus, IT professionals need to be aware of the changing situation and examine their organisation’s current practices to ensure compliance with future laws.
Language eng
Field of Research 080609 Information Systems Management
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2002, MCB UP Ltd
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001508

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