(1) An individual (the
person ) has a right to apply to an agency for amendment of personal
information about the person contained in a document of the agency if the
information is inaccurate, incomplete, out of date or misleading.
(2) A dead
person’s closest relative has a right to apply to an agency for
amendment of personal information about the dead person and this section has
effect as if the information were information about the closest relative.
(3) If the
circumstances of the person require it, the agency has to take reasonable
steps to help the person make an application for amendment in a manner that
complies with this Act.
(4) In particular, if
an application for amendment does not comply with the requirements of
section 46 the agency has to take reasonable steps under subsection (3) to
help the person to change the application so that it complies with those
(5) This section does
not apply if another enactment provides a means or procedure by which the
person can have the information amended.