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PRIVACY ACT 1988 - SECT 33C

Commissioner may conduct an assessment relating to the Australian Privacy Principles etc.

             (1)  The Commissioner may conduct an assessment of the following matters:

                     (a)  whether personal information held by an APP entity is being maintained and handled in accordance with the following:

                              (i)  the Australian Privacy Principles;

                             (ii)  a registered APP code that binds the entity;

                     (b)  whether information held by an entity is being maintained and handled in accordance with the following to the extent that they apply to the information:

                              (i)  the provisions of Part IIIA;

                             (ii)  the registered CR code if it binds the entity;

                     (c)  whether tax file number information held by a file number recipient is being maintained and handled in accordance with any relevant rules issued under section 17;

                     (d)  whether the data matching program (within the meaning of the Data-matching Program (Assistance and Tax) Act 1990 ) of an agency complies with Part 2 of that Act and the rules issued under section 12 of that Act;

                     (e)  whether information to which section 135AA of the National Health Act 1953 applies is being maintained and handled in accordance with the rules issued under that section;

                      (f)  whether the matching of information under Part VIIIA of the National Health Act 1953 , and the handling of information relating to that matching, is in accordance with that Part, including:

                              (i)  any terms and conditions relating to the matching of the information determined by the Chief Executive Medicare under paragraph 132B(3)(a) of that Act; and

                             (ii)  the principles made by the Minister under subsection 132F(1) of that Act.

             (2)  The Commissioner may conduct the assessment in such manner as the Commissioner considers fit.



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