Privacy Amendment (Re-identification Offence) Bill 2016

7 February 2017

© Commonwealth of Australia 2017
ISBN 978-1-76010-509-9

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View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Members of the committee (PDF 27KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 39KB)

Background and purpose of the bill
Overview of the provisions of the bill
Financial implications
Compatibility with human rights and freedoms
Conduct of inquiry
Structure of this report

Chapter 2 - Key issues (PDF 108KB)

Releasing de-identified information
Criminalising re-identification of data
Scope of offences and civil penalties
Breadth of the Minister's discretionary power to exempt
Reverse burden of proof
Committee View

Dissenting Report of the Australian Labor Party and Australian Greens (PDF 22KB)


Appendix 1 (PDF 7KB)

Public submissions
Answers to questions on notice

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
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Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

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