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Privacy Act & codes

Summary

Agencies must not collect health information in ways that are unlawful, unfair or unreasonably intrusive.

Full rule

Health information must not be collected by a health agency:

(a) by unlawful means; or

(b) by means that, in the circumstances of the case:

(i) are unfair; or

(ii) intrude to an unreasonable extent upon the personal affairs of the individual concerned.

Note: An action is not in breach of this rule if it is authorised or required by or under law: Privacy Act, section 7(4).