Australian Communications Consumer Action Network

Inquiry into the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Bill 2012

In our submission to this Inquiry into Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Bill 2012, ACCAN has raised a number of concerns regarding credit reporting arrangements, relay services and cross-border disclosure arrangements.

Summary: ACCAN's concerns include:

1.         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.

2.         Some aspects of the Credit Reporting Schedule are unduly onerous for consumers of telecommunications.

3.         Cross-border disclosure requirements must be enhanced to ensure Australians’ privacy in an era of increasing globalisation and off-shoring.

4.         Breaches should be reported to the Privacy Commissioner; serious breaches should be reported to the person/s affected.

Submission to: House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs

Status: Submitted

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