PRIVACY ACT 1988

PART I - PRELIMINARY  

SECTION 2A   2A   OBJECTS OF THIS ACT  


The objects of this Act are:


(a) to promote the protection of the privacy of individuals; and


(b) to recognise that the protection of the privacy of individuals is balanced with the interests of entities in carrying out their functions or activities; and


(c) to provide the basis for nationally consistent regulation of privacy and the handling of personal information; and


(d) to promote responsible and transparent handling of personal information by entities; and


(e) to facilitate an efficient credit reporting system while ensuring that the privacy of individuals is respected; and


(f) to facilitate the free flow of information across national borders while ensuring that the privacy of individuals is respected; and


(g) to provide a means for individuals to complain about an alleged interference with their privacy; and


(h) to implement Australia ' s international obligation in relation to privacy.




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