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Appendix 8 — Acronyms and abbreviations

Acronyms and abbreviations list
Acronym or abbreviationExpanded term
AAT Administrative Appeals Tribunal
AFP Australian Federal Police
AGD Attorney-General's Department
AGIMO Australian Government Information Management Office
AHRC Australian Human Rights Commission
AIAC Association of Information Access Commissioners
ALRC Australian Law Reform Commission
AMSRO Association of Market and Social Research Organisations
ANAO Australian National Audit Office
APEC Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
APPA Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities
APP Australian Privacy Principles
APRA Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
APS Australian Public Service
APVMA Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
ARCA Australian Retail Credit Association
ASIC Australian Securities and Investment Commission
ATO Australian Taxation Office
AustLII Australasian Legal Information Institute
BIS Business Integrity Sites
BISC Business Integrity Services Centre
CBP Component Based Processing
CBPR Cross-border Privacy Rules
CPEA Cross-border Privacy Enforcement Arrangement
CRG Commonwealth Reference Group on Identity Security
CSP Carriage Service Providers
Customs Australian Customs and Border Protection Service
DBCDE Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
DBN Data Breach Notification
DFAT Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
DHS Department of Human Services
DIAC Department of Immigration and Citizenship
DIICCSRTE Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
DoHA Department of Health and Ageing
DVA Department of Veterans' Affairs
DVS Document Verification Service
EL Executive Level
EOI Evidence of Identity
EU European-Union
FOI Freedom of information
GPEN Global Privacy Enforcement Network
HPI-I Healthcare Provider Identifiers — Individual
HPI-O Healthcare Provider Identifiers — Organisations
IAC Information Advisory Committee
ICDPPC International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners
ICON Information Contact Officer Network
IHIs Individual Healthcare Identifiers
IPP Information Privacy Principles
IPS Information Publication Scheme
JACS ACT Justice and Community Safety Directorate
KPI Key Performance Indicator
MOU Memorandum of understanding
MRT Migration Review Tribunal
NISS National Identity Security Strategy
NISCG National Identity Security Coordination Group
NPP National Privacy Principles
OAIC Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OGP Open Government Partnership
OMI Own motion investigation
PAA Privacy Authorities Australia
PAC Privacy Advisory Committee
PAW Privacy Awareness Week
PCEHR Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record
PIA Privacy Impact Assessment
PID Public Interest Determination
PM&C Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
PNR Passenger Name Record
PSI Public sector information
SDR Service Delivery Reform
SES Senior Executive Service
TFN Tax File Number
TPP Trans-Pacific Partnership
USI Unique Student Identifier
VET Vocational Education and Training
WCAG Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
WHS Workplace Health and Safety