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Australian Privacy Act

The Privacy Act 1988 came after Australia signed the United Nations' International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

The Act lays down strict privacy safeguards for Federal Government departments to follow when dealing with information about people.  It applies to collecting, storing, using or allowing anyone else to use personal information.

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