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PRIVACY ACT 1988 - SECT 7A

Acts of certain agencies treated as acts of organisation

  (1)   This Act applies, with the prescribed modifications (if any), in relation to an act or practice described in subsection   (2) or (3) as if:

  (a)   the act or practice were an act done, or practice engaged in, by an organisation; and

  (b)   the agency mentioned in that subsection were the organisation.

  (2)   Subsection   (1) applies to acts done, and practices engaged in, by a prescribed agency. Regulations for this purpose may prescribe an agency only if it is specified in Part   I of Schedule   2 to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 .

  (3)   Subsection   (1) also applies to acts and practices that:

  (a)   are done or engaged in by an agency specified in Division   1 of Part   II of Schedule   2 to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 in relation to documents in respect of its commercial activities or the commercial activities of another entity; and

  (b)   relate to those commercial activities.

  (4)   This section has effect despite subparagraph   7(1)(a)(i), paragraph   7(1)(c) and subsection   7(2).


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