Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
45

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Summary

Implements recommendations of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security’s Advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 and the Australian Law Reform Commission’s report For Your Information: Australian Privacy Law and Practice by amending the Privacy Act 1988 to require agencies, organisations and certain other entities to provide notice to the Australian Information Commissioner and affected individuals of an eligible data breach.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 19 Oct 2016
Second reading moved 19 Oct 2016
Second reading debate 07 Feb 2017
Second reading agreed to 07 Feb 2017
Third reading agreed to 07 Feb 2017
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 08 Feb 2017
Second reading moved 08 Feb 2017
Second reading debate 13 Feb 2017
Second reading agreed to 13 Feb 2017
Committee of the Whole debate 13 Feb 2017
Third reading agreed to 13 Feb 2017
Finally passed both Houses 13 Feb 2017
Assent
  • Act no: 12
  • Year: 2017
22 Feb 2017

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

Senate

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changes to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either the Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.