Privacy Impact Assessment register

The Privacy (Australian Government Agencies—Governance) APP Code 2017 (Cth) (the APP Code) requires agencies, including Austrade, to conduct a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for projects with a high privacy risk.

A project may have a high privacy risk if it involves any new or changed ways of handling personal information that are likely to have a significant impact on the privacy of individuals.

A Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) is a systematic assessment of a project that identifies the impact it might have on the privacy of individuals, and sets out recommendations for managing, minimising, or eliminating that impact.

From 1 July 2018, Austrade is required by the APP Code to maintain a register of the Privacy Impact Assessments it conducts.

Any enquiries should be directed to Austrade’s Privacy Officer at

Title of project Short description of project Date the PIA was signed Branch responsible

Azure machine learning

Automation of application processing

30 Jan 2019


Beyond 2020 Tourism Strategy Public Consultation

Receiving and publishing public submissions during consultation process

29 Mar 2019

Tourism and International Education Strategy

Implementation of data analytics on Austrade websites

Use of Hotjar analytics tool

3 Apr 2019

Client Services - Platforms