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PRIVACY ACT 1988 - SECT 2A

Objects of this Act

                   The objects of this Act are:

                     (a)  to promote the protection of the privacy of individuals; and

                     (b)  to recognise that the protection of the privacy of individuals is balanced with the interests of entities in carrying out their functions or activities; and

                     (c)  to provide the basis for nationally consistent regulation of privacy and the handling of personal information; and

                     (d)  to promote responsible and transparent handling of personal information by entities; and

                     (e)  to facilitate an efficient credit reporting system while ensuring that the privacy of individuals is respected; and

                      (f)  to facilitate the free flow of information across national borders while ensuring that the privacy of individuals is respected; and

                     (g)  to provide a means for individuals to complain about an alleged interference with their privacy; and

                     (h)  to implement Australia's international obligation in relation to privacy.



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