PRIVACY ACT 1988

PART VIA - DEALING WITH PERSONAL INFORMATION IN EMERGENCIES AND DISASTERS  

Division 1 - Object and interpretation  

SECTION 80H   MEANING OF PERMITTED PURPOSE  

80H(1)   [ Permitted purpose]  

For the purposes of this Part, a permitted purpose is a purpose that directly relates to the Commonwealth's response to an emergency or disaster in respect of which an emergency declaration is in force.

80H(2)   [ Permitted purpose: emergency or disaster]  

Without limiting subsection (1), any of the following is a permitted purpose in relation to an emergency or disaster:


(a) identifying individuals who:


(i) are or may be injured, missing or dead as a result of the emergency or disaster; or

(ii) are or may be otherwise involved in the emergency or disaster;


(b) assisting individuals involved in the emergency or disaster to obtain services such as repatriation services, medical or other treatment, health services and financial or other humanitarian assistance;


(c) assisting with law enforcement in relation to the emergency or disaster;


(d) coordination or management of the emergency or disaster;


(e) ensuring that responsible persons for individuals who are, or may be, involved in the emergency or disaster are appropriately informed of matters that are relevant to:


(i) the involvement of those individuals in the emergency or disaster; or

(ii) the response to the emergency or disaster in relation to those individuals.





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