PART 1 - WHAT IS INFORMATION PRIVACY AND WHY DO WE NEED TO PROTECT IT?
What is `information privacy'?
Privacy in the information age
Information privacy protection in Australia and overseas
Do we need a privacy scheme for the private sector?
What does business think?
What does the public think?
Is there a real problem?
How can market forces protect privacy?
Will the costs of a scheme outweigh its benefits?
Is information privacy in the private sector sufficiently protected by existing schemes?
The need for a new initiative
PART 2 - HOW WOULD A NATIONAL SCHEME FOR FAIR INFORMATION PRACTICES WORK?
What sort of organisations should a scheme cover?
`Personal information' industries and others
Corporate groups or legal entities?
Relationship with other regulatory schemes
State and Territory initiatives
Consistency between public and private sectors
Ensuring compliance with a national scheme
Complaint and dispute resolution
Anti-competitive behaviours and the Trade Practices Act
PART 3 - WHAT SHOULD THE SCHEME CONTAIN?
General principles and specific standards
Starting point principles
Need for plain English principles
Limits to the collection and use of personal information
Determining the purpose of collection
Limiting collection to legitimate purposes
Limiting the use of personal information
Fair, lawful and non-intrusive collection
What should organisations tell the people they are collecting information about?
How specific should the information be?
Exceptions to the principle
Safeguarding personal information
Destroying personal information
Ensuring the quality of personal information
Letting people know what personal information an organisation holds
Keeping a written record of information held by an organisation
Allowing individuals to gain access to their personal information
Exceptions to a right of access to personal information
Form of requests and access
Allowing individuals to correct their own personal information
Should the principles apply `retrospectively'?
PART 4 - DEVELOPING THE SCHEME - A PROPOSED CONSULTATION PROCESS
Who will be involved in the process of developing a scheme?
What are the prospects for participation?
Ground rules for participation
Timetable and next steps
APPENDIX A - INFORMATION PRIVACY AND THE NEED TO PROTECT IT - FURTHER MATERIAL
APPENDIX B - CONTENT OF THE SCHEME - FURTHER MATERIAL
APPENDIX C - OECD GUIDELINES ON THE PROTECTION OF PRIVACY AND TRANSBORDER DATA FLOWS OF PERSONAL DATA
APPENDIX D - INFORMATION PRIVACY PRINCIPLES (s.14 Privacy Act)