Contractors to Government
Federal government agencies are required to comply with the Information Privacy Principles (IPPs) in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) when handling personal information. At times agencies contract out (outsource) a function that requires a contractor to collect and handle personal information on behalf of the agency. In such situations agencies and contractors have privacy obligations.
For further information on the privacy obligations surrounding Commonwealth contracts please read Information Sheet 14.
Australian Government Solicitor Legal Briefing and model clause for privacy and Commonwealth agency outsourcing
The Australian Government Solicitor has prepared a Legal Briefing (No 63) on privacy and Commonwealth agency outsourcing which is called Outsourcing: Agency Obligations under the Privacy Act. The briefing includes a model clause to assist Commonwealth agencies to discharge their responsibilities under section 95B of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) when drafting Commonwealth contracts.