Australian and ACT government agencies
Australian and ACT government agencies are bound by the Information Privacy Principles (IPPs) in the Privacy Act. State and local government bodies are not covered, except for ACT agencies. There are also exceptions for intelligence agencies and government business enterprises.
Among other things, the IPPs cover the collection, security, quality, use and disclosure of personal information that Australian and ACT agencies hold. Please visit the Government section on our website for further information on agencies.
If you think that an Australian or ACT agency has breached the IPPs, you can complain to us. But generally, before you do, you need to try to resolve the problem with the agency directly.