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Does the new legislation comply with any relevant code of practice issued by the Privacy Commissioner?

The design of new legislation must take account of any applicable code of practice.

The Privacy Commissioner issues codes of practice, which may modify or apply the information privacy principles to any specified information, agency, activity, industry, profession, or calling (or class of such thing). Codes of practice are disallowable instruments but not legislative instruments and are enforceable through the Privacy Commissioner’s investigation and complaints process and proceedings in the Human Rights Review Tribunal.

A list of the currently applicable codes of practice can be found on the Privacy Commissioner’s website.

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