Australia to review its Privacy Act

According to the Sidney Morning Herald, the Australian federal government will conduct a review of the Privacy Act as part of a broader package of reforms aimed at regulating digital platforms. The government is said to quickly begin consultations on the redefinition of “personal information” in the Privacy Act, strengthening platforms’ obligations to notify users about data collection, requiring platforms to set pro-consumer default standards in setting and introducing direct action for citizens. This reform will be introduced to Parliament in 2020.