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Proposed revocation of the Biometrics Institute Privacy Code consultation information

February 2012

Submissions to this consultation closed on 21 March 2012.

Revocation of code

An instrument revoking the approval of the Biometrics Institute Privacy Code was registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments on 16 April 2012 and took effect from 17 April 2012. The instrument and explanatory statement are available at:


On 1 February 2012, the Privacy Commissioner received a letter from the Biometrics Institute (Institute) requesting that the Commissioner exercise his power to revoke the Biometrics Institute Privacy Code (BI Code) on his own initiative.

To assist in the public in considering the Institute's request and preparing comments, the OAIC issued a consultation paper.

Submissions received

The following submission to the proposed revocation of the Biometrics Institute Privacy Code: Consultation paper is presented as received by the OAIC. If you have any difficulty accessing the submission, please contact us.

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