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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.  

View Credit Reporting Privacy Code 2004 Amendment No. 11.

View Health Information Privacy Code 1994 Amendment No. 9

View Telecommunications Information Privacy Code 2003 Amendment No. 6.

Information paper on the amendments.

 

 

Proposed amendments to the Health Information Privacy Code, the Telecommunications Information Privacy Code and the Credit Reporting Privacy Code

These proposed amendments align the privacy codes with changes set out in the Intelligence and Security Act 2017.

Information paper for amendments

Draft amendments

Submissions.

Submissions are now closed. 

 

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.

The Privacy Commissioner invited submissions on the questions in the discussion paper. These submissions are available on this page.

Submissions may be made public by the Privacy Commissioner or released under the Official Information Act.

Submissions closed on 16 December 2016.