List of Recommendations

Recommendation 1

The committee recommends that assurances are provided to Parliament regarding appropriate ongoing oversight by security agencies of data sharing agreements and potential security risks.

Recommendation 2

The committee recommends that any relevant findings of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security inquiry into national security risks affecting the Australian higher education and research sector are taken into account as part of the development of any additional data codes and guidance material and inform continued engagement with the national security community.

Recommendation 3

The committee recommends that consideration is given to whether amendments could be made to the bill, or further clarification added to the explanatory memorandum to provide additional guidance regarding privacy protections, particularly in relation to the de-identifying of personal data that may be provided under the bill’s data-sharing scheme.

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