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The advertising industry is largely self-regulated through codes of conduct. In addition to these codes, the Privacy Commissioner has made a series of guidance notes available for small businesses seeking to comply with the Privacy Act and National Privacy Principles. See below for more.

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Data, Privacy and the ACCC Report - Peter Leonard of Data Synergies

On August 14, 2019 the IAB hosted a slew of data experts at our State of Data – Opportunities & Responsibilities event at PwC in Sydney. Amongst them was Peter Leonard, Principal at Data Synergies and Professor of Practice at UNSW Business School, who gave a brief talk on the history, results and future implications of the recent ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry Final Report.

IAB Australia Statement on the ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry Report

IAB Australia is pleased that the ACCC’s Digital Platforms Inquiry final report recognises the importance of an advertising funded model in allowing consumers to freely access a wide range of important content and services. The IAB will closely review the recommendations made in the report and will work actively with both Industry and Government to identify the best approaches to meet the new consumer focused privacy recommendations as well as drive further transparency in the ad tech supply chain.

The GDPR and Data Privacy: IAB Briefing and Resources

On May 25, 2018, the European Union’s long-awaited new data-protection rules, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), officially kicked in. We have collated IAB podcasts, videos and downloadable guides to help you navigate the new laws and the implications they will have on Digital Advertising Organisations in Australia.

Overhaul of the Data Management Framework - June 2017 Update

Last month (May 2017) the Productivity Commission’s Final Report into Data Availability and Use was released by the Federal Government.

Australian Privacy Principles guidelines - Privacy Act 1988

Under the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) the Australian Information Commissioner may issue guidelines regarding acts or practices that may have an impact on the privacy of individuals. Further, it is a responsibility of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) to promote understanding and awareness of the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs).


Privacy and Tracking in a Post-Cookie World

This paper From the IAB US is provided to acknowledge and address the limitations of the traditional cookie for providing persistent user privacy choices and tracking in our evolving multi-device, multi-environment digital landscape.

There are a number of ways an organisation can set out its personal information management policies in a clearly expressed document.

Individuals have a right of access to information held about them by an organisation.

Privacy Commissioner's Information Sheet: Taking reasonable steps to make individuals aware that personal information about them is being collected.

The Spam Act prohibits sending unsolicited commercial electronic messages ('spam'). The Act's coverage includes emails, instant messaging, SMS and MMS (text and image-based mobile phone messaging) of a commercial nature.

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