Simple online privacy for Australia

  • Margaret Jackson RMIT University
  • Jonathan O'Donnell RMIT University
  • Joann Cattlin University of Melbourne
Keywords: privacy policies, data protection


Simple Privacy provides a system for Australian organisations to create privacy policies for the personal information they collect online. The privacy policies it creates are legally compliant and easy to understand. We developed this system because small Australian organisations seemed to find privacy policies too complicated to manage with the resources they have available.

This paper describes the framework behind Simple Privacy and discusses the choices that we made during development. These choices balance the requirements of the privacy legislation and the needs of both organisations and customers.

Author Biographies

Margaret Jackson, RMIT University

Emeritus Professor, College of Business, RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.

Jonathan O'Donnell, RMIT University

Senior Advisor for Research Grant Development (DSC) at RMIT University.

Joann Cattlin, University of Melbourne

Project Manager of the Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change (ILETC) project at the University of Melbourne.

How to Cite
Jackson, M., O’Donnell, J., & Cattlin, J. (2016). Simple online privacy for Australia. First Monday, 21(7).