Privacy Law

Australian Privacy Principle 2 - Anonymity and Pseudonymity

2.1 An organisation must give individuals the option of not identifying themselves, or using a pseudonym, when dealing with an organisation in relation to a particular matter. This means:

  • An organisation cannot demand correct identity or proof of identity and,

  • People must be made aware of their opportunity to do this.


2.2 This does not apply to an organisation if:

  • It is required or authorised under an Australian law, or a court order, to deal with individuals who have identified themselves, or...