96B Relationship between Part 9A and other law relating to information disclosure

(1)

To avoid doubt, nothing in this Part—

(a)

limits the collection, use, or disclosure of personal information that is authorised or required by or under any enactment; and

(b)

compels agencies to enter into an information sharing agreement if those agencies are already allowed to share personal information—

(i)

by or under any other enactment:

(ii)

in circumstances where an exemption from or a modification to any 1 or more of the information privacy principles or any code of practice is not required to make the sharing of the information lawful.

(2)

Without limiting subsection (1)(a),—

(a)

this Part does not limit section 7, 54 or 57; and

(b)

this Part does not limit Part 10, 10A, or 11.

(3)

An information sharing agreement may—

(a)

duplicate an information sharing provision by providing for an agency to share the same personal information as specified in the information sharing provision—

(i)

with the same agencies specified in the information sharing provision; and

(ii)

for the same purposes specified in the information sharing provision; or

(b)

extend an information sharing provision that is not a restricted information sharing provision by providing for an agency to share the same personal information as specified in the information sharing provision—

(i)

with the same agencies specified in the information sharing provision for a purpose not specified in the information sharing provision; or

(ii)

with an agency not specified in the information sharing provision for a purpose specified in the information sharing provision; or

(iii)

with an agency not specified in the information sharing provision and for a purpose not specified in the information sharing provision; or

(c)

duplicate a restricted information sharing provision by providing for an agency to share the same personal information as specified in the restricted information sharing provision—

(i)

with the same agencies specified in the restricted information sharing provision; and

(ii)

for the same purposes specified in the restricted information sharing provision; or

(d)

extend in any manner specified in paragraph (b) a restricted information sharing provision only if—

(i)

the restricted information sharing provision is an information matching provision (as defined in section 97); or

(ii)

there is express statutory authorisation to do so.

(4)

In subsection (3),—

information sharing provision means a provision in any enactment other than this Act that authorises or requires the sharing of personal information by an agency with 1 or more other agencies for 1 or more specified purposes

restricted information sharing provision means an information sharing provision that expressly restricts the purposes for which the personal information may be shared to those purposes specified.

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

Section 96B heading: replaced, on 22 August 2017, by section 4(1) of the Enhancing Identity Verification and Border Processes Legislation Act 2017 (2017 No 42).

Section 96B(2)(b): replaced, on 22 August 2017, by section 4(2) of the Enhancing Identity Verification and Border Processes Legislation Act 2017 (2017 No 42).