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Applications to depart from the Information Privacy Principles

Under section 20(3) of the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (PDP Act), an organisation is not required to comply with the Information Privacy Principles (IPPs) in relation to an act or practice that is permitted under:

  • a public interest determination (PID) (see sections 29 – 36 of the PDP Act);
  • a temporary public interest determination (TPID) (see sections 31 – 47 of the PDP Act);
  • an approved information usage arrangement (IUA) (see sections 43 – 54 of the PDP Act).

Additionally, under section 55 of the PDP Act the Information Commissioner may certify an act or practice of an organisation is consistent with the IPPs.

Each of these mechanisms require an application to be made and approved by the Information Commissioner.

This page lists applications for PIDs, TPIDs, IUAs, and certifications that have be to the Information Commissioner, along with related documents. Organisations can also refer to the Guidelines to Public Interest Determinations, Temporary Public Interest Determinations, Information Usage Arrangements and Certification for further information.

DJCS and Victoria Police – public interest determination

The Department of Justice and Community Safety and Victoria Police made an application to the Information Commissioner for a PID on 25 June 2020. A notice published by the Information Commissioner under section 29(4) of the PDP Act is available below. On 7 July 2020, the Information Commissioner granted the PID.

DJCS and Victoria Police public interest determination

Notice of application for public interest determination

DJCS and Victoria Police – temporary public interest determination (withdrawn)

The Department of Justice and Community Safety and Victoria Police made an application to the Information Commissioner for a TPID on 5 February 2020. A notice published by the Information Commissioner under section 38(4) of the PDP Act is available below. On 25 June 2020, the application was withdrawn and replaced by the above application for a PID.

Notice of application for temporary public interest determination

DPC and DHHS – temporary public interest determination

The Department of Premier and Cabinet and Department of Health and Human Services made an application to the Information Commissioner for a TPID on 9 January 2019. A notice published by the Information Commissioner under section 29(4) of the PDP Act is available below. On 16 January 2019, the Information Commissioner granted the TPID.

DPC and DHHS temporary public interest determination

Notice of application for temporary public interest determination

VAGO – certification

Certification that the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office’s practices around indirect collection of personal information is consistent with Information Privacy Principle 1.5.

VAGO certification certificate

VAGO certification – letter to Auditor-General

VAGO certification 2 – letter to Auditor-General

Risk Assessment and Management Panels – information usage arrangement

Information usage arrangement agreement and annual reports to the Information Commissioner relating to the Risk Assessment and Management Panels information usage arrangement.

RAMPs information usage arrangement

RAMPs IUA report to Commissioner

RAMPs IUA 2018 report to Commissioner

RAMPs IUA 2019 report to Commissioner

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