The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication intended only as a guide to social security payments. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia.

1.1.P.140 Protected information

Definition

Protected information is any one of the following:

  • information about a person that is or was held in the records of the DSS or Services Australia, or
  • information about a person obtained by an officer under the FA law that is or was held in the records of the ATO or Medicare Australia, or
  • information about a person obtained by an officer under the FA law that was held in the records of the Health Insurance Commission, or
  • information to the effect that there is no information about a person held in the records of an agency.

Act reference: FA(Admin)Act section 3(1)-'protected information'

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