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10.2.2 Information Privacy Principles

10.2.2.1The Information Privacy Principles deal with the following matters:

  • ensuring lawful and fair collection practices
  • giving notice of the purposes of collection and disclosure practices
  • keeping information relevant and up to date
  • maintaining reasonable storage and security controls
  • requiring agencies to maintain accessible directories of the kind of information held, and controls that apply to its handling
  • providing access to individuals to scrutinise their own files
  • allowing individuals to amend or correct personal records
  • checking the accuracy of records prior to using them
  • confining the use of a record to relevant purposes; but
  • allowing for exceptional circumstances in which information may be used for purposes other than those for which the information was collected
  • prohibiting, subject to certain public interest qualifications, the disclosure of personal information to third parties.