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Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Bill 2012

2010-2011-2012

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Bill 2012

 

No.      , 2012

 

(Attorney-General)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to privacy, and for other purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 4

Schedule 1—Australian Privacy Principles                                                             5

Privacy Act 1988                                                                                                          5

Schedule 2—Credit reporting                                                                                        46

Privacy Act 1988                                                                                                        46

Schedule 3—Privacy codes                                                                                            136

Privacy Act 1988                                                                                                      136

Schedule 4—Other amendments of the Privacy Act 1988                         154

Schedule 5—Amendment of other Acts                                                                200

Part 1—Amendments relating to the Australian Privacy Principles   200

Acts Interpretation Act 1901                                                                                  200

Aged Care Act 1997                                                                                                 200

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                200

Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006          201

AusCheck Act 2007                                                                                                  201

Australian Citizenship Act 2007                                                                           201

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority Act 2008       202

Australian Passports Act 2005                                                                              202

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998                                     203

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                                                                      203

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                        203

Dairy Produce Act 1986                                                                                          203

Defence Act 1903                                                                                                      204

Defence Force (Home Loans Assistance) Act 1990                                            204

Defence Home Ownership Assistance Scheme Act 2008                                   204

Defence Service Homes Act 1918                                                                          204

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000                                         204

Extradition Act 1988                                                                                               205

Fair Work (Building Industry) Act 2012                                                              205

Freedom of Information Act 1982                                                                         205

Healthcare Identifiers Act 2010                                                                            205

Higher Education Support Act 2003                                                                    206

Horse Disease Response Levy Collection Act 2011                                           206

Inspector of Transport Security Act 2006                                                            207

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                  207

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                      208

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987                                              208

National Health Act 1953                                                                                       208

National Health Reform Act 2011                                                                         209

National Health Security Act 2007                                                                       209

National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011              209

Olympic Insignia Protection Act 1987                                                                 210

Ombudsman Act 1976                                                                                              210

Paid Parental Leave Act 2010                                                                               210

Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Act 2012                           210

Private Health Insurance Act 2007                                                                       210

Product Stewardship Act 2011                                                                              211

Quarantine Act 1908                                                                                               211

Retirement Savings Accounts Act 1997                                                                211

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                          211

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Act 2012                                       212

Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993                                             212

Supported Accommodation Assistance Act 1994                                               212

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                               212

Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999   214

Therapeutic Goods Act 1989                                                                                  214

Trade Marks Act 1995                                                                                             214

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                           214

Part 2—Amendments relating to credit reporting                                       215

Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006          215

Australian Crime Commission Act 2002                                                              218

Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006                                         218

National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009                                                218

Taxation Administration Act 1953                                                                        219

Part 3—Amendments relating to codes                                                            220

Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010                                                220

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                               220

Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999   221

Part 4—Other amendments                                                                                     222

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986                                               222

Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010                                                222

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                        223

Data-matching Program (Assistance and Tax) Act 1990                                  223

Healthcare Identifiers Act 2010                                                                            224

National Health Act 1953                                                                                       224

Retirement Savings Accounts Act 1997                                                                225

Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993                                             225

Schedule 6—Application, transitional and savings provisions                227

Part 1—Definitions                                                                                                     227

Part 2—Provisions relating to Schedule 1 to this Act                               228

Part 3—Provisions relating to Schedule 2 to this Act                               229

Part 4—Provisions relating to Schedule 3 to this Act                               230

Part 5—Provisions relating to Schedule 4 to this Act                               231

Part 6—Provisions relating to Schedule 5 to this Act                               234

Part 7—Provisions relating to other matters                                                   235

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to privacy, and for other purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedules 1 to 4

The day after the end of the period of 9 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 5, items 1 to 70

The day after the end of the period of 9 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

4.  Schedule 5, item 71

The later of:

(a) the start of the day after the end of the period of 9 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of section 73 of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Act 2012 .

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

5.  Schedule 5, items 72 to 79

The day after the end of the period of 9 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

6.  Schedule 5, item 80

The later of:

(a) the start of the day after the end of the period of 9 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of section 105 of the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Act 2012 .

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

7.  Schedule 5, items 81 to 131

The day after the end of the period of 9 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

8.  Schedule 5 item 132

The later of:

(a) the start of the day after the end of the period of 9 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of item 24 of Schedule 5 to the Consumer Credit and Corporations Legislation Amendment (Enhancements) Act 2012 .

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

9.  Schedule 5, items 133 to 155

The day after the end of the period of 9 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

10.  Schedule 5, item 156

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

11.  Schedule 5, items 157 to 161

The day after the end of the period of 9 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

12.  Schedule 5, item 162

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

13.  Schedule 5, items 163 to 171

The day after the end of the period of 9 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

14. Schedule 5, item 172

The later of:

(a) the start of the day after the end of the period of 9 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of item 32 of Schedule 1 to the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records (Consequential Amendments) Act 2012 .

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

15.  Schedule 5, items 173 to 180

The day after the end of the period of 9 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

16.  Schedule 6, Part 1

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

17.  Schedule 6, Parts 2 and 3

The day after the end of the period of 9 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

18.  Schedule 6, Part 4

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

19.  Schedule 6, Parts 5 to 7

The day after the end of the period of 9 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.