House Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs
Inquiry into the protection of confidential personal and commercial information held by the Commonwealth
On 26 June 1995, the Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs tabled its report on the inquiry into the protection of confidential personal and commercial information held by the Commonwealth entitled In confidence.
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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 11 chapters and 5 appendices.
Part A: Preliminary pages up to Chapter 5 (PDF 8141KB)
Foreword, Contents, Terms of Reference, Committee Membership, Glossary and List of Abbreviations, Summary and Recommendations
Ch2: Description of administrative and legal measures
Ch3: Administrative safeguards and the accountability of senior managers
Ch4: Legal safeguards and the legitimate
Ch5: Sanctions and penalties for public servants who wrongly disclose information
Part B: Chapter 6 to Appendix 5 (end) (PDF 5139KB)
Ch6: Criminal penalties for procuring confidential information
Ch7: Application and rationalism of the criminal law
Ch8: Remedies and the need for compensation
Ch9: Appropriateness of provisions governing access to third party information
Ch10: The need for a national privacy code
Appendix 1: List of submissions
Appendix 2: List of exhibits
Appendix 3: List of witnesses
Appendix 4: Information privacy principles - Privacy Act 1988, s 14
Appendix 5: Case studies of agencies referred to by the NSW ICAC
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