Section 82 of the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) provides for the establishment of the Privacy Advisory Committee (PAC). The role of PAC is to assist and advise the Australian Information Commissioner (Information Commissioner) in matters relating to privacy.
The Privacy Advisory Committee:
PAC meets three times a year, with secretariat functions provided by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC).
PAC consists of no more than six members and is convened by the Information Commissioner. All members except the Information Commissioner are appointed by the Governor-General.
The complete list of PAC members can be found on the PAC members page.
The current terms of reference assume a strategic advisory role for the Privacy Advisory Committee, and are based on the functions of the Committee as set out in Part VII of the Privacy Act.