Australian Communications Consumer Action Network

Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Bill 2012

In this submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee Inquiry into the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Bill 2012, ACCAN comments on some aspects of the Credit Reporting Schedule and makes recommendations regarding how privacy matters should be handled. 

Summary:

A summary of the comments made in this submission include:

  • While we welcome the exemption in the Credit Reporting Schedule for users of the National Relay Service (NRS), this exemption should be expanded to include non-NRS relay services.
  • Some aspects of the Credit Reporting Schedule are unduly onerous for consumers of telecommunications.
  • Cross-border disclosure requirements must be enhanced to ensure Australians’ privacy in an era of increasing globalisation and off-shoring.
  • Breaches should be reported to the Privacy Commissioner; serious breaches should be reported to the person/s affected.

Submission to: Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee

Status: Submitted

Download: Submission to Senate Inquiry into Privacy Amendment [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 146.39 KB] 
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