Part 1 Preliminary provisions

Subpart 1—Preliminary matters

3 Purpose of this Act

The purpose of this Act is to promote and protect individual privacy by—


providing a framework for protecting an individual’s right to privacy of personal information, while recognising that other rights and interests may at times also need to be taken into account; and


to give giving effect to internationally recognised privacy obligations and standards in relation to the privacy of personal information, including the OECD Guidelines and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.