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Keeping Jobs from Going Offshore (Protection of Personal Information) Bill 2009 [2010]

Part 4 Interaction with Privacy Law


12   Interaction with Privacy Law

             (1)  This Act is intended to supplement the Privacy Law to enhance the protection afforded personal information, particularly in relation to transborder data flows.

             (2)  Nothing in this Act removes or reduces any obligation placed on any individual or organisation by the Privacy Law.

13   Interference with privacy

             (1)  For the purposes of the Privacy Law, an act or practice that effects a transfer of personal information about an individual in contravention of section 5 is an interference with the privacy of the individual.

             (2)  An act or practice that may be an interference with the privacy of an individual because of this section may be dealt with in accordance with Parts V and VI of the Privacy Act.

Note:          Parts V and VI of the Privacy Act deal with complaints; investigations by the Privacy Commissioner and others; determinations, including entitlement to compensation; and enforcement.