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Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Bill 2000

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1998-1999-2000

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Bill 2000

 

(1)     Schedule 1, item 42, page 27 (after line 22), at the end of subsection (6), add:

Note:          To avoid doubt, this section does not make exempt for the purposes of paragraph 7(1)(ee) an act or practice of the political representative, contractor, subcontractor or volunteer for a registered political party involving the use or disclosure (by way of sale or otherwise) of personal information in a way not covered by subsection (1), (2), (3) or (4) (as appropriate). The rest of this Act operates normally in relation to that act or practice.

[section 7C—political acts]

(2)     Schedule 1, item 54, page 35 (after line 9), after subsection 16C(1), insert:

          (1A)  National Privacy Principle 2 applies only in relation to personal information collected after the commencement of this section.

[section 16C—application of National Privacy Principles]

(3)     Schedule 1, item 54, page 35 (lines 16 to 18), omit subsection 16C(3), substitute:

             (3)  National Privacy Principle 6 applies in relation to personal information collected after the commencement of this section. That Principle also applies to personal information collected by an organisation before that commencement and used or disclosed by the organisation after that commencement, except to the extent that compliance by the organisation with the Principle in relation to the information would:

                     (a)  place an unreasonable administrative burden on the organisation; or

                     (b)  cause the organisation unreasonable expense.

[section 16C—application of National Privacy Principles]

(4)     Schedule 1, item 58, page 39 (line 29), omit “, nature and outcome”, substitute “and nature”.

[section 18BB—privacy codes]

(5)     Schedule 1, item 58, page 39 (after line 31), after paragraph (k), insert:

                   (ka)  the code requires the report prepared for each year to include, for each complaint finally dealt with by an adjudicator under the code during the relevant financial year, a summary identifying:

                              (i)  the nature of the complaint; and

                             (ii)  the provisions of the code applied in dealing with the complaint; and

                            (iii)  the outcome of the dealing;

                            whether or not the adjudicator made a determination, finding, declaration, order or direction in dealing with the complaint; and

[section 18BB—privacy codes]

(6)     Schedule 1, item 58, page 39 (line 32), omit “a person who is”, substitute “an adjudicator for the code or another person as the person”.

[section 18BB—privacy codes]

(7)     Schedule 1, item 58, page 42 (after line 18), after section 18BG, insert:

18BH   Review of operation of approved privacy code

             (1)  The Commissioner may review the operation of an approved privacy code.

Note:          The review may inform a decision by the Commissioner under section 18BE to revoke the approved privacy code.

             (2)  The Commissioner may do one or more of the following for the purposes of the review:

                     (a)  consider the process under the code for making and dealing with complaints;

                     (b)  inspect the records of an adjudicator for the code;

                     (c)  consider the outcome of complaints dealt with under the code;

                     (d)  interview an adjudicator for the code.

[section 18BH—review of privacy codes]

(8)     Schedule 1, item 58, page 42 (after line 18), after section 18BH, insert:

18BI   Review of adjudicator’s decision under approved privacy code

             (1)  A person who is aggrieved by a determination made by an adjudicator (other than the Commissioner) under an approved privacy code after investigating a complaint may apply to the Commissioner for review of the determination.

Note:          The review of the adjudicator’s determination will include review of any finding, declaration, order or direction that is included in the determination.

             (2)  Divisions 1 and 2 of Part V apply in relation to the complaint covered by the application as if the complaint had been made to the Commissioner and subsection 36(1A) did not prevent the Commissioner from investigating it.

Note:          Divisions 1 and 2 of Part V provide for the investigation and determination of complaints made to the Commissioner.

             (3)  The adjudicator’s determination continues to have effect unless and until the Commissioner makes a determination under Division 2 of Part V relating to the complaint.

[section 18BI—review of adjudicator’s determination]

(9)     Schedule 1, item 59, page 42 (after line 32), after paragraph (ac), insert:

                   (ad)  to review the operation of approved privacy codes under section 18BH;

                    (ae)  on application under section 18BI for review of the determination of an adjudicator (other than the Commissioner) in relation to a complaint—to deal with the complaint in accordance with that section;

[ section 27 —functions of Commissioner]