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Personal Property Securities (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009; Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee (November 2009)

Submission on Inquiry into the Personal Property Securities (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 to the Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee November 2009

pdfPersonal Property Securities (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009; Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee (November 2009)

Our reference: P08/36-3

Mr Peter Hallahan

Commitee Secretary

Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Department of the Senate

Submission via website: https://senate.aph.gov.au/submissions

 

Dear Mr Hallahan

Inquiry into the Personal Property Securities (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009

Thank you for your email and letter of 29 October 2009 inviting the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (‘the Office’) to consider making a submission to the Inquiry into the Personal Property Securities (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009. [1]

The Office supports the amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) made under Schedule 5 of the Consequential Amendments Bill. The Office also welcomes the Bill’s clarification that section 157 of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth), if enacted, will provide for interferences with privacy in relation to individuals only, not to corporations (Schedule 4 of the Bill, item 40).

Yours sincerely

Timothy Pilgrim

Deputy Privacy Commissioner

9 November 2009