Privacy Act 1988


Division 2 - Functions of Commissioner  



The following are the guidance related functions of the Commissioner:

(a) making guidelines for the avoidance of acts or practices that may or might be interferences with the privacy of individuals, or which may otherwise have any adverse effects on the privacy of individuals;

(b) making, by legislative instrument, guidelines for the purposes of paragraph (d) of Australian Privacy Principle 6.3;

(c) promoting an understanding and acceptance of:

(i) the Australian Privacy Principles and the objects of those principles; and

(ii) a registered APP code; and

(iii) the provisions of Part IIIA and the objects of those provisions; and

(iv) the registered CR code;

(d) undertaking educational programs for the purposes of promoting the protection of individual privacy.

The Commissioner may publish the guidelines referred to in paragraphs (1)(a) and (b) in such manner as the Commissioner considers appropriate.

The educational programs referred to in paragraph (1)(d) may be undertaken by:

(a) the Commissioner; or

(b) a person or authority acting on behalf of the Commissioner.

Guidelines made under paragraph (1)(a) are not a legislative instrument.


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