During the year, the Privacy Commissioner advised us on six data-matching projects. We conducted these activities in accordance with the Use of data matching in Commonwealth administration - guidelines (February 1998) and advertised the activities in the government gazette.
This year, the Privacy Commissioner notified us of three formal investigations into our activities. One of these has been closed, with a finding that no breach of the complainant's privacy occurred. The other two investigations remain open.
One other investigation, opened by the Information Commissioner in a previous year, remains open. A further investigation carrying over from previous years was finalised during 2010-11. The investigation found we had complied with our statutory obligations under the Privacy Act 1988 in respect of this matter.