COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Act 2021

26 New section 34A inserted (Protection of contact tracing information)

After section 34, insert:

34A Protection of contact tracing information

(1)

Despite anything in the Privacy Act 2020, personal information about an identifiable individual that is provided or obtained for the purpose of contact tracing under this Act (such as through QR scans or paper-based forms) may not be collected, used, or disclosed by anyone except for the purpose of contact tracing under this Act or for the purposes of the Health Act 1956.

(2)

Nothing in this section limits the right of an individual to access or disclose information about them under the Privacy Act 2020 or any other Act.

(3)

A person who intentionally fails to comply with subsection (1) commits an offence.

(4)

A person who commits an offence against subsection (3) is liable on conviction to,—

(a)

for an individual,—

(i)

imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months; or

(ii)

a fine not exceeding $12,000:

(b)

for any other person, a fine not exceeding $15,000.