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Privacy Act & codes

Three privacy codes amended - Intelligence and Security Act 2017

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has issued the final amendments to the Health Information Privacy Code 1994 (Amendment No 9), the Telecommunications Information Privacy Code 2003 (Amendment No 6) and the Credit Reporting Privacy Code 2004 (Amendment No 11). The amendments are necessary in light of reforms made by the Intelligence and Security Act 2017.  

Submissions closed on 14 July 2017.  View the submissions received.

View the amendments (which are in force from 28 September 2017):

Credit Reporting Privacy Code 2004 Amendment No. 11.

Health Information Privacy Code 1994 Amendment No. 9

Telecommunications Information Privacy Code 2003 Amendment No. 6.

Information paper on the amendments.

 

Credit Reporting Privacy Code Review

Clause 3 of the Code requires the Privacy Commissioner to review the operation of Amendments No 4 and No 5 as soon as practicable after 1 April 2015. The Privacy Commissioner is satisfied the amendments have been in place for long enough that it is now appropriate to initiate a review.

A discussion document is available here.

Submissions closed on 16 December 2016.  View the submissions made.