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Australia

Privacy Law and Regulations

taking into account amendments up to Act No. 60 of 2011
Responsible Government Agency - Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)
Responsible Government Agency - Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)

State-Provincial Data Protection Authority - Other Government Agencies

The Directorate has responsibility for government activities of justice administration, rights protection, business regulation and emergency services.
The Office oversees the Freedom of Information and Privacy provisions of the Information Act and is responsible for the implementation of the Public Interest Disclosure Act.  Its functions relate to public sector organizations, including local government. It does not cover Commonwealth organizations or the private sector.
An independent body established under the Right to Information Act 2009 to promote access to government-held information; and protect people's personal information held by government under the Information Privacy Act 2009.
South Australia has a document titled Information Privacy Principles Instruction issued as Premier and Cabinet Circular 12.
The Personal Information and Protection Act 2004 applies to the public and local government sectors and the University of Tasmania. The Act is administered by the Department of Justice and complaints may be made to the Tasmanian Ombudsman.
The Victorian Health Records Act 2001 (Health Records Act) covers the handling of all personal information held by health service providers in the State public sector and also seeks to govern acts or practices in the Victorian private health sector. The Health Records Act contains a set of principles adapted from the National Privacy Principles. The Office of the Health Services Commissioner provides more information.
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