6.3 Privacy, Secrecy & Proof of Identity

Introduction

This chapter describes DHS's responsibility to meet the secrecy provisions in the CSRC Act and the CSA Act, and the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) in the Privacy Act 1988. It explains the proof of identity requirements and the circumstances when an authorised representative can obtain or provide information on behalf of a parent or non-parent carer. It also explains the special measures that DHS uses to protect the personal information of certain high-risk individuals.

WA ex-nuptial cases

The information in this chapter also applies to WA ex-nuptial children. See 1.4 for details of the date from which various provisions have effect.

In this chapter

This chapter contains the following sections:
Last reviewed: 21 September 2015