10.112 The Privacy Act currently provides, through the OPC’s power to approve privacy codes, a form of co-regulation for organisations that develop and deploy particular technologies. Once a privacy code has been developed by an industry and approved by the OPC, the requirements set out in the code are binding on organisations that have agreed to be bound.
10.113 At several points throughout this chapter, the ALRC has noted where the code-making mechanism could provide additional privacy protection of personal information handled by an agency or organisation using a particular technology. Two technology-specific codes are the Biometrics Institute Privacy Code and the Internet Industry Association Draft Code. A detailed discussion of these two codes can be found in DP 72 and on the websites of the organisations.
Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) pt IIIAA.
 Further discussion of the operation of the current code-making power and the co-regulatory nature of privacy codes is contained in Ch 48.
 Australian Law Reform Commission, Review of Australian Privacy Law, DP 72 (2007), [7.127]–[7.132].
 Biometrics Institute, Biometrics Institute Ltd <www.biometricsinstitute.org> at 5 May 2008; Internet Industry Association, Internet Industry Privacy Code of Practice: Consultation Draft 1.0 (2001).