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10.3.11 Principle 11 - Limits on disclosure of personal information

The Department may not disclose to anyone else personal information except:

a)the subject of the information is reasonably likely to be aware of the practice of disclosure, or reasonably likely to have been made aware of the disclosure under IPP2; or

b)with the consent of the person; or

c)to prevent a serious and imminent threat to a person's life or health; or

d)as required or authorised by law; or

e)where reasonably necessary for the enforcement of criminal or revenue laws.

If the Department discloses information for the purpose of enforcement of criminal or revenue laws under exceptions (e), disclosure must be logged on the individual's record.

The recipient of information under one of these exceptions may only use it for the purpose for which it was disclosed.

Note:The information provided above is a 'plain English' explanation of the 11 IPPs, rather than a verbatim transcript of each of the principals. For further information about the IPPs or any other issue relating to Privacy or FOI contact the Privacy Section in National Office.