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Preliminary Pages

Membership of the Committee

Chair

Mr Graham Perrett MP

 

Deputy Chair

The Hon. Judi Moylan MP

 

Members

Mr Shayne Neumann MP

The Hon. Dr Sharman Stone MP

Mr Ross Vasta MP

Ms Laura Smyth MP

Mr Mike Symon MP (to 14/08/12)

Ms Michelle Rowland MP (from 14/08/12)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Committee Secretariat

 

Secretary

Dr Anna Dacre

Research Officer

Ms Zoe Scanlon

 

 

 

 


Terms of reference

 

On 24 May 2012 the Selection Committee of the House of Representatives referred the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Bill 2012 for inquiry and report.


List of acronyms

 

ABA

Australian Bankers’ Association

ADMA

Australian Direct Marketing Association

ALRC

Australian Law Reform Commission

ANZ

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited

APF

Australian Privacy Foundation

APPs

Australian Privacy Principles

APRA

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

ARCA

Australasian Retail Credit Association

CCLC

Consumer Credit Legal Centre, New South Wales

CR Code

Credit Reporting Code

FACTA

US Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act 2010

GE

General Electric Capital

IPPs

Information Privacy Principles

LCA

Law Council of Australia

NPPs

National Privacy Principles

OAIC

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

 OPCNSW

Office of the Privacy Commissioner, New South Wales

 

 


List of recommendations

Recommendation 1

The Committee recommends that the House of Representatives pass the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protections) Bill 2012.

Recommendation 2

The Committee recommends that the Attorney-General agree to conduct a review of the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protections) Bill 2012 twelve months after the commencement of the Act, addressing the following issues:

  • Defence to contravention of APP 8

  • Conflicting overseas laws

  • Direct marketing and opt out provisions for direct marketing

  • De-identified data provisions

  • The system regulating/preventing credit reporting information overseas (the Australian link requirement), and

  • The effect of the repayment history provisions on addresses stored on file.

    Recommendation 3

    The Committee recommends that the Attorney-General ensure that comprehensive educational material on the new privacy protections and obligations is available prior to commencement of the Act.

     

     

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