The Information Privacy Act (ACT) is a law of the Australian Capital Territory which regulates the storage and handling of personal information about individuals by ACT Government agencies. It replaced, in the Territory, the Commonwealth Privacy Act which had until then been the privacy law in force. It includes a number of Territory Privacy Principles (TPPs) which set out the expectations for Government agencies. The law requires agencies to ensure that personal information that they keep is secure, accurate, and also accessible to the individuals concerned.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Explanatory Statement, Information Privacy Bill', in ACT Legislation Register, ACT Government, 2014, http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/es/db_49301/20140603-58015/pdf/db_49301.pdf; Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - Northern Territory Legislation', 1 February 2013, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.
Prepared by: Liam Hogan
Created: 27 June 2014, Last modified: 21 October 2014