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New spent convictions fact sheet released

The OAIC has published a new privacy fact sheet about the Commonwealth Spent Convictions Scheme.

The scheme allows an individual not to disclose their minor criminal convictions, and also prevents unauthorised use or disclosure of that information. The fact sheet updates and revises previous advice on the scheme. 

Note that state and territory convictions may also be covered by relevant state or territory spent convictions legislation.

Read more: Privacy fact sheet 41: Commonwealth spent convictions scheme