Privacy Law and Policy Reporter
The ACT shadow Attorney-General and consumer affairs spokesperson, Terry Connolly MLA (Labor) has released a draft private member's Bill to be introduced into the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly. The key provision of the draft Bill is:
28A. A cash card provider shall not disclose to any person particulars of the use of a cash card where those particulars identify or tend to identify the user.
This will not apply where 'the user consents to the disclosure' or disclosure is required by a Court order or otherwise required by law. 'Cash card' is defined to mean a stored value card. A 'provider' is a person who carries on a business of providing cash cards.
Connolly's proposal is in response to the Belconnen ACT, trial of Mastercard's stored value card (see the article by Chris Connolly - no relation - in this issue). He states that the ALP believes it will receive Green and independent support for the Bill.