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AusCheck Bill 2007

Part 4 Transitional provision in relation to information collected before commencement

   

16   Authorisation of use and disclosure of personal information collected for specified purposes

             (1)  This section applies to personal information about an individual that was collected before the commencement of this section by an agency or organisation (within the meaning of the Privacy Act 1988 ) for the purposes of conducting background checking under:

                     (a)  the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 or regulations under that Act; or

                     (b)  the Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003 or regulations under that Act.

             (2)  The disclosure of the personal information to an AusCheck staff member, and the use and disclosure of the personal information by an AusCheck staff member, is taken to be authorised by law for the purposes of the Privacy Act 1988 if the disclosure or use is for the purposes of the AusCheck scheme.