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Privacy

APRA’s Privacy Policy sets out APRA’s collection and use of personal and sensitive information.

Personal and sensitive information that APRA collects is used:

  • for prudential regulation and enforcement activities in respect of the Australian financial services industry;
  • to respond to requests under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 or Privacy Act 1988;
  • to provide information to those requesting to be on an APRA mailing list;
  • to employ staff, engage contractors and maintain the operations of APRA in compliance with legislation, rules and guidelines;
  • to answer inquiries and process complaints made to APRA or respond to inquiries from the Commonwealth Ombudsman; and
  • in correspondence with overseas regulators.

APRA is committed to:

  • having access to the appropriate information, including personal and sensitive information, to enable APRA to fulfil its prudential regulatory remit and its obligations as an employer, contractor and government agency;
  • ensuring that personal and sensitive information held is accurate and securely maintained; and
  • ensuring individuals have a means to access and, if necessary, request the correction of personal and sensitive information held by APRA.

Visiting APRA’s website - analytics tools and cookies

APRA’s web analytics tool, provided by a third party provider, uses cookies to collect or view website traffic information. The information collected may include the IP address of the device used by visitors to the site and information about sites that IP address has come from, the pages and documents accessed on APRA’s website and the next site visited. APRA uses the information to maintain, secure and improve the website. Visitors to APRA’s website can opt out of the collection of this information by disabling cookies in their browser.

No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the Internet Service.

Where APRA’s websites allow visitors to make comments or provide feedback APRA may collect visitors’ contact details. These contact details will only be used for the purpose for which they are provided and will not be added to a mailing list without consent.