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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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