63 Codes of practice in relation to public registers

(1)

The Commissioner may from time to time issue, in relation to any public register, a code of practice.

(2)

A code of practice issued under this section may—

(a)

modify the application, in relation to a public register, of any 1 or more of the public register privacy principles, or any 1 or more of the information privacy principles, or both, by—

(i)

prescribing standards that are more stringent or less stringent than the standards that are prescribed by any such principle:

(ii)

exempting any action from any such principle, either unconditionally or subject to such conditions as are prescribed in the code:

(b)

prescribe how any 1 or more of the public register privacy principles, or any 1 or more of the information privacy principles, or both, are to be applied, or are to be complied with:

(c)

impose requirements that are not prescribed by any public register privacy principle.

(3)

A code of practice issued under this section may also contain provisions—

(a)

providing for the review of the code by the Commissioner:

(b)

providing for the expiry of the code.

(4)

To the extent that any code of practice issued under this section is inconsistent with any provision of any enactment, the code shall, to the extent of the inconsistency, be of no effect.

(5)

Sections 47 to 52, so far as they are applicable and with all necessary modifications, shall apply with respect to the issue of any code of practice under this section and with respect to any code so issued.