The Australian Privacy Act was introduced in 1988 and amended in 2000. It covers how government agencies and health businesses collect, store and use personal information, as defined by Australian Privacy Principles (APP).
“Personal Information” is defined by APP as “information, or an opinion, about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable.”
Most small business, defined as having annual revenues of A$3m, are exempt. Exceptions are businesses holding health information or trading in personal information.
The storing of personal data in Really Simple Systems CRM complies with the Privacy Act. Clause 8.19 in the APP specifies that “the overseas recipient is subject to a law, or binding scheme, that has the effect of protecting the information in a way that, overall, is at least substantially similar to the way the APPs protect the information”. Really Simple Systems is a UK based company and complies with and is regulated by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).