DigitalOcean and The Australian Privacy Principles (APPs)
The Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act), inclusive of The Australian Privacy Principles, regulates the handling of personal and sensitive information of individuals by organizations and government agencies. There are 13 Australian Privacy Principles:
Together, these 13 principles provide individuals the right to know what personal information is collected, how the personal information is used, to whom the personal information is shared, and the ability to access and/or correct their personal information.
For more information on The Australian Privacy Principles, please visit the Australian Information Commission’s website.
DigitalOcean operates using a shared responsibility model (see images below) in which the responsibility of the service depends on the usage of DigitalOcean. To better illustrate the difference in responsibilities as it relates to The Australian Privacy Principles, we have created helpful infographics below.
The Australian Privacy Principles apply to organizations and government agencies that collect personal information on Australian citizens. Luckily for our customers, DigitalOcean applies the same security and privacy protections for all our customers personal data, regardless of where they are located.
We understand that you may have many questions about the security and privacy of your personal data and the data you store on DigitalOcean services. We’ve created a useful FAQ page dedicated to the common types of questions customers ask us, such as:
Visit our Trust FAQ for more information.
For more information about DigitalOcean’s security, privacy, and compliance controls, please see the following resources: