Part 9A Information sharing

Part 9A: inserted, on 27 February 2013, by section 8 of the Privacy Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 1).

Subpart 1—Preliminary matters

Subpart 1: inserted, on 27 February 2013, by section 8 of the Privacy Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 1).

96A Purpose of Part

(1)

The purpose of this Part is to enable the sharing of personal information to facilitate the provision of public services.

(2)

To achieve that purpose, this Part—

(a)

provides a mechanism for the approval of information sharing agreements for the sharing of information between or within agencies; and

(b)

authorises exemptions from or modifications to—

(i)

any of the information privacy principles (except principles 6 and 7, which relate respectively to the right to have access to, and correct, personal information):

(ii)

any code of practice (except any code of practice that modifies principles 6 and 7); and

(c)

reduces any uncertainty about whether personal information can be lawfully shared for the provision of the public services, and in the circumstances, described in approved information sharing agreements.

Section 96A: inserted, on 27 February 2013, by section 8 of the Privacy Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 1).