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Privacy Amendment Bill 2004

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2002-2003-2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

PRIVACY AMENDMENT BILL 2003

 

 

 

 

SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

 

 

 

Amendments to be Moved on Behalf of the Government

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Circulated by authority of the Attorney-General,

the Honourable Philip Ruddock, MP)

 

 

 

 



PRIVACY AMENDMENT BILL 2003

OUTLINE

These Government amendments add an additional part to Schedule 1 of the Bill to provide the Privacy Commissioner with an additional function.  They enable the Privacy Commissioner to audit acts and practices of Commonwealth agencies in relation to personal information specified in the Regulations.  This function is additional to the Privacy Commissioner’s existing function of auditing whether records are maintained by Commonwealth agencies in accordance with the Information Privacy Principles.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT

These amendments are budget neutral .

 



NOTES ON CLAUSES

 

Amendment 1 provides the Privacy Commissioner with an additional function of auditing particular acts and practices of Commonwealth agencies in relation to personal information specified in the Regulations.

 

Amendment 2 enables reports on such audits to be provided to the Minister.