Privacy & Breaches Policy
This Policy has been developed to address how MS Australia (MS Australia ) complies with the:
- Federal Privacy Act 1988 (Aust)
- Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000 (Aust)
- Information Privacy Act 2000 (Vic)
- Health Records Act 2001(Vic)
- Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (NSW)
- Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (NSW)
This legislation regulates the way private sector organisations can collect, use, keep secure and disclose personal information. These Acts give consumers the right to know why a private sector organisation is collecting their personal information, what information is collected, how it will be used and who has access to that information. MS Australia has adopted the twelve Information Privacy Principles (incorporating the National Privacy Principals) developed by the Department of Human Services in Victoria to govern how organisations should handle personal information. MS Australia subscribes to these Principles and is bound by the various Acts.
MS Australia is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of its members, their carers and families, volunteers, donors and all members of the public who deal with MS Australia. MS Australia will take reasonable steps to collect relevant information from individuals in a lawful and fair manner.