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Privacy Legislation Amendment (Emergencies and Disasters) Bill 2006

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2004-2005-2006

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

Privacy Legislation Amendment (Emergencies and Disasters) Bill 2006

 

 

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, item 1, page 4 (line 11), omit “relates to the Commonwealth’s response”, substitute “directly relates”.

[relate directly to emergency not to response]

(2)     Schedule 1, item 1, page 4 (line 13 and 14), omit “Without limiting subsection (1), any of the following is a permitted purpose in relation to an emergency or disaster:”, substitute “A permitted purpose in relation to an emergency or disaster is limited to the following:”.

[limit to listed purposes]

(3)     Schedule 1, item 1, page 4 (line 24 and 25), omit paragraph 80H(2)(c).

[law enforcement not permitted purpose]

(4)     Schedule 1, item 1, page 6 (lines 2 to 5), omit subsection 80L(1), substitute:

             (1)  An emergency declaration must:

                     (a)  specify a cessation time; and

                     (b)  be in writing and be signed by:

                              (i)  if the Prime Minister makes the declaration—the Prime Minister; or

                             (ii)  if the Minister makes the declaration—the Minister.

[mandate cessation time]

(5)     Schedule 1, item 1, page 6 (line 11), omit “not”.

[parliamentary disallowance of declarations]

(6)     Schedule 1, item 1, page 6 (lines 15 to 22) omit section 80N, substitute:

80N  When declarations cease to have effect

                   An emergency declaration ceases to have effect at the earlier of:

                     (a)  the time of the cessation specified under paragraph 80L(1)(a); or

                     (b)  the time at which the declaration is revoked; or

                     (c)  the end of one month commencing when the declaration is made.

[mandate cessation time]

(7)     Schedule 1, item 1, page 6 (after line 22), after section 80N, insert:

80NA  Extension of declaration

                   Any declaration made under section 80J or 80K may be extended to a specified cessation time.

[extension of declaration of emergency disallowable]

(8)     Schedule 1, item 1, page 6 (after line 28), at the end of subsection 80P(1), insert:

             ; and (f)  in the case of disclosure by one entity to another for the purpose of managing the emergency or disaster—the recipient is in a position to act on the information to manage the emergency or disaster.

[collection use & disclosure of personal information]

(9)     Schedule 1, item 1, page 8 (after line 17), after paragraph 80P(7)(c), insert:

                    (ca)  sections 19 and 19A of the Census and Statistics Act 1905 ;

[designated secrecy provision to include census and statistics]

(10)   Schedule 1, item 1, page 8 (lines 32 and 33), omit paragraph 80Q(1)(b), substitute:

                     (b)  the first person subsequently:

                              (i)  uses the information for purposes unrelated to the emergency declared under section 80J or 80K; or

                             (ii)  discloses the personal information; and

[information for emergency use only]

(11)   Schedule 1, item 1, page 9 (lines 8 and 9), omit “or a National Privacy Principle”.

[disclosure only allowed for permitted purpose]

(12)   Schedule 1, item 1, page 9 (line 16), omit paragraph 80Q(2)(g).

[remove disclosure by regulations]

(13)   Schedule 1, item 1, page 9 (after line 23), after section 80Q, insert:

80QA  Destruction of information

                   Information obtained in response to an emergency declaration under section 80J or 80K must be destroyed within one month after the declaration ceases to have effect, unless the person to whom the information relates consents to its retention.

[destruction of information after 1 month]