21 Directories of personal information

(1)

The Commissioner may from time to time, as the Commissioner thinks fit, cause to be published 1 or more publications that include all or any of the following information:

(a)

the nature of any personal information held by any agency:

(b)

the purpose for which any personal information is held by any agency:

(c)

the classes of individuals about whom personal information is held by any agency:

(d)

the period for which any type of personal information is held by any agency:

(e)

the individuals who are entitled to have access to any personal information held by any agency, and the conditions under which they are entitled to have that access:

(f)

the steps that should be taken by any individual wishing to obtain access to any personal information held by any agency.

(2)

The Commissioner may from time to time bring the material contained in any publication published pursuant to subsection (1) up to date, either by causing to be published a new edition of that publication or by causing to be published supplementary material.

(3)

In determining whether or not any publication should be published pursuant to this section, the Commissioner shall have regard, among other things, to the need to assist members of the public to obtain personal information and to effectively exercise their rights under this Act.

(4)

Nothing in this section requires the publication of any information for which good reason for withholding would exist under section 27 or section 28.