Confidentiality - Agreement with Germany

Confidentiality & data protection

Article 15 of the Agreement with Germany relates to the confidentiality of information exchanged. All information received by Australia is subject to the same privacy principles as information obtained under domestic legislation. Information received by Germany is subject to the privacy legislation relevant to Germany.

However, where mandatory by law, information received may be passed on for criminal law or taxation purposes.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 14 Germany

Last reviewed: 9 November 2015