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 is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. 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. 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

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