Australian, ACT and Norfolk Island Government agencies and ministers' offices that collect, store, use and disclose any personal information about individuals were required to comply with the eleven Information Privacy Principles (IPPs) in section 14 of the Privacy Act 1988. The IPPs also allowed individuals to request access to their personal information and ask for information to be amended or deleted.
The IPPs were be replaced by the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) on 12 March 2014. However, the IPPs continue to apply to acts or practices that occurred prior to 12 March 2014. In addition, the IPPs continue to apply to ACT Government agencies.