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The Guidelines on Data Matching in Australian Government Administration (data matching guidelines) aim to assist Australian Government agencies to use data matching as an administrative tool in a way that complies with the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) and is consistent with good privacy practice.

The data matching guidelines, which are issued under s 28(1)(a) of the Privacy Act, are voluntary but represent the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s view on best practice with respect to agencies undertaking data matching activities. In appropriate circumstances an exemption from specific requirements of the data matching guidelines can be granted.