The Australian Communications and Media Authority has updated its privacy guidelines for broadcasters.

Privacy guidelines for broadcasters

The ACMA developed these guidelines to assist broadcasters’ understanding of their privacy obligations under the various broadcasting codes of practice.

These guidelines have been updated in 2016 to:

  • reflect amendments to codes of practice since 2011
  • include new case studies of key ACMA privacy investigation decisions over the past five years
  • update references to personal information and clarify the ACMA’s approach to consent, material in the public domain and children’s privacy.

The ACMA values engagement with broadcasters and the development of the guidelines was greatly assisted by consultation with them and other interested parties.