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Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Passed Both Houses
Portfolio
Attorney-General

Summary

Implements recommendations of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security’s Advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 and the Australian Law Reform Commission’s report For Your Information: Australian Privacy Law and Practice by amending the Privacy Act 1988 to require agencies, organisations and certain other entities to provide notice to the Australian Information Commissioner and affected individuals of an eligible data breach.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 19/10/16  
Second reading moved 19/10/16  
Second reading debate 07/02/17  
Second reading agreed to 07/02/17  
Third reading agreed to 07/02/17  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 08/02/17  
Second reading moved 08/02/17  
Second reading debate 13/02/17  
Second reading agreed to 13/02/17  
Committee of the Whole debate 13/02/17  
Third reading agreed to 13/02/17  
     
Finally passed both Houses 13/02/17  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 8053 revised]
LUDLAM, Sen Scott

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 8055]
LUDLAM, Sen Scott

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes