What does the Privacy Act 1988 regulate?

What does the Privacy Act 1988 regulate?

The Privacy Act 1988 (Commonwealth) is an Australian law which regulates the handling of personal information about individuals. This includes the collection, use, storage and disclosure of personal information.

What records are covered by the Privacy Act?

The Privacy Act of 1974, as amended to present (5 U.S.C. 552a), Protects records about individuals retrieved by personal identifiers such as a name, social security number, or other identifying number or symbol.

Does the Privacy Act 1988 have a preamble?

See Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) Preamble. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Guidelines on the Protection of Privacy and Transborder Flows of Personal Data (1980).

Is the Privacy Act 1988 state or federal?

The Privacy Act is a federal law which does not cover local, state or territory government agencies, except the Norfolk Island administration.

Who does the Privacy Act 1988 apply to?

The Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) was introduced to promote and protect the privacy of individuals and to regulate how Australian Government agencies and organisations with an annual turnover of more than $3 million, and some other organisations, handle personal information.

What is the goal of the Privacy Act?

The purpose of the Privacy Act is to balance the government’s need to maintain information about individuals with the rights of individuals to be protected against unwarranted invasions of their privacy stemming from federal agencies’ collection, maintenance, use, and disclosure of personal information.

What is the objective of the Privacy Act?

Recommendation 1 – Amend the first object in s 2A of the Privacy Act to state that the predominant object of the legislation is to recognise that individuals have a right to privacy and to protect individuals having regard to the collection, use or disclosure of their personal information.