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Guidelines under section 95A of the Privacy Act 1988 (2014)

The Guidelines approved under Section 95A of the Privacy Act 1988 (2014) (Section 95A guidelines) provide a framework for human research ethics committees to assess proposals to handle health information (without the consent of the subject).

This handling is for the purposes of research, the compilation or analysis of statistics, or health service management. The Section 95A guidelines also require that ethics committees weigh the public interest in those activities against the public interest in the protection of privacy.

The Section 95A guidelines are issued by the National Health and Medical Research Council and approved by the Privacy Commissioner under s 95A of the Privacy Act.

The Guidelines are available on the Federal Register of Legislation. The section 95A guidelines are also available on the National Health and Medical Research Council website Guidelines approved under Section 95A of the Privacy Act 1988.