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Privacy Amendment (Public Health Contact Information) Bill 2020

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8956

2019-2020

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Privacy Amendment (Public Health Contact Information) Bill 2020

(Amendment to be moved by Senator Patrick, on behalf of Centre Alliance, in committee of the whole)

( 1 )     Schedule  1 , item  2 , page 11 (after line 1) , at the end of section  94F , add:

             (3)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person copies data from the National COVIDSafe Data Store; and

                     (b)  the copied data is transferred to a database outside Australia or to another person who is outside Australia.

Penalty:   Imprisonment for 5 years or 300 penalty unit s, or both.

[additional data store offence]

( 2 )     Schedule  1 , item  2 , page 17 (line 24) , omit “ to cease if ”, substitute “ where ”.

[continued investigations]

( 3 )     Schedule  1 , item  2 , page 18 (line 6) , omit “ subsection (5) ”, substitute “ subsections (4) and (7) ”.

[continued investigations]

( 4 )     Schedule  1 , item  2 , page 18 (lines 10 to 32) , omit subsections  94U ( 3 ) to ( 5 ), substitute:

             (3)  If the Commissioner of Police or the Director of Public Prosecutions:

                     (a)  has been informed of the Commissioner’s opinion under paragraph (2)(a); and

                     (b)  is satisfied that an investigation relating to the matter, or proceedings for an offence relating to the matter, will be jeopardised, or otherwise affected, by continuation of the Commissioner’s investigation;

the Commissioner of Police or the Director of Public Prosecutions, as the case requires, must give a writt en notice to that effect to the Commissioner.

             (4)  If the Commissioner has not received a notice under subsection (3) within 14 days of informing the Commissioner of Police or the Director of Public Prosecutions of the Commissioner’s opinion under paragraph (2)(a), the Commissioner may continue the investigation discontinued under paragraph (2)(c).

             (5)  However, if the Commissioner receives a notice under subsection (3) after that 14 day period, the Commissioner must discontinue the investigation upon receiving the notice.

             (6)  If the Commissioner of Police or the Director of Public Prosecutions:

                     (a)  has given a notice under subsection (3); and

                     (b)  is satisfied that an investigation relating to the matter, or proceedings for an offence relating to the matter, will no longer be jeopardised, or otherwise affected, by continuation of the Commissioner’s investigation;

the Commissioner of Police or the Director of Public Prosecutions, as the case requires, must give a written notice to that effect to the Commissioner.

             (7)  Upon receiving a notice under subsection (6), the Commissioner may continue the investigation discontinued under paragraph (2)(c) or subsection (5).

[continued investigations]