About this inquiry

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has commenced a review of the Identity-matching Services Bill 2019 and the Australian Passports Amendment (Identity-matching Services) Bill 2019.

These are re-introduced Bills. The Identity-matching Services Bill 2018 and the Australian Passports Amendment (Identity-matching services) Bill 2018 lapsed upon this year's election. At this time the Committee's review of the Identity-matching Services Bill 2018 and the Australian Passports Amendment (Identity-matching services) Bill 2018 also lapsed.

Pursuant to Clause 8 of Schedule 1 of the Intelligence Services Act 2001 the Committee has accepted evidence to its review of the Identity-matching Services Bill 2019 and the Australian Passports Amendment (Identity-matching services) Bill 2019 all evidence including submissions and transcripts taken for the Committee's review of the Identity-matching Services Bill 2018 and the Australian Passports Amendment (Identity-matching services) Bill 2018 can be found here.



Advisory report on the Identity-matching Services Bill 2019 and the Australian Passports Amendment (Identity-matching Services) Bill 2019

October 2019

© Commonwealth of Australia 2019
ISBN: 978-1-74366-853-5

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View the report as separate downloadable parts:

List of Recommendations

Terms of Reference

Members

1. Introduction

  The Bills and their referral
  Context of the inquiry
  Conduct of the inquiry
  Report structure
  Outline of the bills
  Rationale for the bills
  General view on the objectives of the Bills
  Committee comment

2. Biometric systems and privacy

  Biometrics and biometric identification
  Privacy concerns
  Other human rights concerns

3. Identity-matching services, the interoperability hub and the National Drivers License Recognition Solution

  Scope and purpose of identity-matching services
  Accessing identity
  The range of identity-matching services
  Local government or non-government entity requests

4. Collection, use, protection and disclosure of identification information and reporting and review requirements

  Collection of identification information
  Protection of identification information
  Authorised use and disclosure of identification information
  Delegation Powers
  Reporting requirements

5. A workable identity-matching regime

  Biometric systems and privacy
  Identity-matching services, the interoperability hub and the National Driver License Facial Recognition Solution
  Collection, use, protection and disclosure of identification information and reporting, and review requirements

6. Australian Passports Amendment (Identity-matching Services) Bill 2019

  Delegated legislation
  Automated decision-making
  Committee comment

A. List of submissions

B. List of witnesses appearing at the public hearings

  Thursday, 3 May 2018
  Friday, 17 August 2018

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 2360
Fax: +61 2 6277 2067
pjcis@aph.gov.au

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