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Privacy Act & codes

An agency that holds personal information that was obtained in connection with one purpose shall not use the information for any other purpose unless that agency believes, on reasonable grounds, -

(a) that the source of the information is a publicly available publication and that, in the circumstances of the case, it would not be unfair or unreasonable to use the information; or

(b) that the use of the information for that other purpose is authorised by the individual concerned; or

(c) that non-compliance is necessary -

(i) to avoid prejudice to the maintenance of the law by any public sector agency, including the prevention, detection, investigation, prosecution, and punishment of offences; or

(ii) for the enforcement of a law imposing a pecuniary penalty; or

(iii) for the protection of the public revenue; or

(iv) for the conduct of proceedings before any court or tribunal (being proceedings that have been commenced or are reasonably in contemplation); or

(d) that the use of the information for that other purpose is necessary to prevent or lessen a serious threat (as defined in section 2(1)) to -

(i) public health or public safety; or

(ii) the life or health of the individual concerned or another individual; or

(e) that the purpose for which the information is used is directly related to the purpose in connection with which the information was obtained; or

(f) that the information -

(i) is used in a form in which the individual concerned is not identified; or

(ii) is used for statistical or research purposes and will not be published in a form that could reasonably be expected to identify the individual concerned; or

(g) that the use of the information is in accordance with an authority granted under section 54.