The Privacy Commissioner has a regulatory role to control the use of data matching by government departments. 'Data matching' and 'information matching' are two terms for the same process. The Act calls it 'information matching'. Part 10 and Schedule 4 of the Privacy Act 1993 govern information matching. To find these provisions in the Privacy Act, click here.
Overview : An introduction to information (data) matching.
Operating programmes : Detailed descriptions and annual reports of the results of all operating authorized information matches.
Resources for government agencies : Guidance for government agencies developing proposals and implementation plans for new programmes.
Information Matching Bulletins : An occasional series with news about information matching.
Information Matching Reports and Reviews : The Commissioner's comments on proposed legislation authorizing information matches, and other reports on information matching programmes.
Information Matching Audit : Audit of operating programmes is one approach used to monitor information matching activity.