If you're still unsure if your small business needs to comply with the Privacy Act - Read more: Does my small business need to comply with the Privacy Act?
It is often thought that most people who interact with different websites do not read its privacy policies. However, a recent survey undertaken by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) into community attitude towards privacy has found that 65% of people are now more likely to read Privacy Policies and 61% would check website security before giving personal information to ensure their privacy right are protected. If your website also collects personal data from browser 'cookies' (ie. blog), it is important to give users the opportunity to consent - directly or possibly from a guardian - before collecting any information.
The Australian Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) and the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) regulates the handling of personal information about individuals. If the business or website interacts with consumers outside Australia, certain international privacy laws may apply.