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2013-2014-2015

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Migration Amendment (Strengthening Biometrics Integrity) Bill 2015

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, item 34, page 7 (after line 27), after subsection 257A(7), insert:

Personal identifiers for minors or incapable persons

          (7A)  If a minor or an incapable person (the person ) is required to provide one or more personal identifiers under subsection (1), the personal identifiers must be provided:

                     (a)  in circumstances affording reasonable privacy to the person; and

                     (b)  in such a manner that ensures particular care is taken to treat the person with humanity and respect for human dignity.

[rules for carrying out identification tests on minors or incapable persons]

(2)     Schedule 1, item 50, page 9 (lines 24 and 25), omit the item, substitute:

50  Subsections 261AL(5) and (6)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

Persons present while identification test is carried out

             (5)  If a person who is a minor provides a personal identifier, in accordance with a requirement under Division 13AA of this Part, by way of an identification test carried out by an authorised officer, the test must be carried out in the presence of:

                     (a)  a parent or guardian of the minor; or

                     (b)  either:

                              (i)  if the minor is female—2 female independent persons; or

                             (ii)  if the minor is male—2 male independent persons.

             (6)  However, if the Minister is the minor’s guardian, the test must be carried out in the presence of:

                     (a)  if the minor is female—2 female independent persons (other than the Minister); or

                     (b)  if the minor is male—2 male independent persons (other than the Minister).

[persons present while identification test carried out]

(3)     Schedule 1, item 53, page 10 (lines 3 and 4), omit the item, substitute:

53  Subsection 261AM(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Persons present while identification test is carried out

             (4)  If a person who is an incapable person provides a personal identifier, in accordance with a requirement under Division 13AA of this Part, by way of an identification test carried out by an authorised officer, the test must be carried out in the presence of:

                     (a)  a parent or guardian of the incapable person; or

                     (b)  either:

                              (i)  if the incapable person is female—2 female independent persons; or

                             (ii)  if the incapable person is male—2 male independent persons.

[persons present while identification test carried out]

(4)     Schedule 1, page 10 (after line 4), after item 53, insert:

53A  After section 336L

Insert:

336M   Identifying information—serious data breach

Serious data breach

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  a person is the responsible person for identifying information; and

                     (b)  the person holds identifying information; and

                     (c)  there is unauthorised access to, or unauthorised disclosure of, the identifying information; and

                     (d)  the access or disclosure is in circumstances which may result in a real risk of:

                              (i)  the unauthorised use of the identifying information; or

                             (ii)  a serious interference with the privacy of an individual;

then:

                     (e)  the loss is a serious data breach in relation to the identifying information; and

                      (f)  an individual is significantly affected by the serious data breach, if, and only if, the individual is the person to whom the identifying information relates.

Notification

             (2)  If a responsible person believes on reasonable grounds that there has been a serious data breach in relation to identifying information, the responsible person must, as soon as practicable after forming that belief, notify, in writi ng:

                     (a)  the individual who is significantly affected by the serious data breach; and

                     (b)  the Information Commissioner;

of the following:

                     (c)  a description of the serious data breach that the responsible person believes has occurred;

                     (d)  the kinds of information concerned;

                     (e)  recommendations about the steps that the individuals should take in response to the serious data breach that the responsible person believes has occurred;

                      (f)  such other information (if any) specified in the regulations.

Responsible person

             (3)  For the purposes of this section, responsible person has the same meaning as in section 336K.

[data breach notification]