Victorians are protected by three pieces of privacy legislation – The Victorian Information Privacy Act 2000, the Victorian Health Records Act 2001 and the Federal Privacy Act 1988 (extended in 2001). The Victorian Information Privacy Act protects the way your personal information is handled. The Act covers the collection, use, disclosure, quality and security of personal information. It also gives people the right to access and correct their information. The aim of the Act is to give people greater control over the way information about them is handled. Clubs that collect private information are subject to these Acts. The Victorian Privacy Information Act adopts 10 Information Privacy Principles – use this for a basic understanding of your obligations.

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