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Privacy Act

  1. 1. iFour ConsultancyPrivacy Act
  2. 2. The Privacy Act prohibits the disclosure of information from a system of records absent the written consent of the subject individual, unless the disclosure is pursuant to one of twelve statutory exceptions. The Act also provides individuals with a means by which to seek access to and amendment of their records, and sets forth various agency record-keeping requirements. The Privacy act identifies 12 principles in relation to Personally Identifiable information and Protected Health Information. Privacy Act Software Outsourcing Companies in India
  3. 3. The Purpose of Collection of information  Information must be collected for a lawful purpose and must be necessary for that purpose The source of personal information  Information about an individual is required to be obtained from that individual with limited number of exceptions, where information is publically available and where an individual have its collection. Privacy Act Principles Software Outsourcing Companies in India
  4. 4. Collecting information from an individual  Information is collected from an individual, the individual must be made aware of several specific matters including that the information is being collected for a specific purpose. Manner of Collection of personal information  Information may not be collected unlawfully or in circumstances that are unfair or that include to an unreasonable extent upon the personal affairs of the individuals. Privacy Act Principles Software Outsourcing Companies in India
  5. 5. Storage and Security of personal information  Information is stored with sufficient safeguard to protect against loss or unauthorized access. Correction of personal information  When information is held about an individual, the individual is entitled to request for the correction of that information.  There is obligation to ensure that information retained is accurate, up-to-date, complete and not misleading. Privacy Act Principles Software Outsourcing Companies in India
  6. 6. Access to personal information  When information is held about an individual in a firm that can be readily retrieved, the individual concern is entitled to obtain the confirmation that the information is held and he/she has access to that information. Accuracy of information  Information must be checked before it is used. The organization holding the information is not entitled to use information until it has been checked and accurate, up-to-date, complete, relevant ad not misleading.. Privacy Act Principles Software Outsourcing Companies in India
  7. 7. Information not to be kept longer than necessary  Personal information must not be retained longer than is necessary for the purpose for which the information is lawfully able to use. Limit to use of personal information  An organization holding the information which is obtained for one purpose shall not use it for other purposes except inn certain limited exceptions. Privacy Act Principles Software Outsourcing Companies in India
  8. 8. Unique Identifier  Organization holding the information are able to assign “ Unique Identifier” to individual if it’s necessary to carry out their functions efficiently. Limit to disclosure of personal information  An organization holding the information is not entitled to disclose that information to anyone except in certain restricted circumstances. Privacy Act Principles Software Outsourcing Companies in India
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