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Guides & Guidelines as made
These guidelines apply where medical research involves the use of personal inforamtion held by an agency, the processes that are set out in the s95 guidelines must be followed, in order for the information to be lawfully used or disclosed.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Registered 11 Mar 2014
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR20-Mar-2014
Tabled Senate20-Mar-2014
Date of repeal 11 Nov 2014
Repealed by Guidelines under Section 95 of the Privacy Act 1988, 2014


Approval of guidelines issued under Section 95 of the Privacy Act 1988


I, Timothy Pilgrim, Australian Privacy Commissioner, hereby approve pursuant to subsections 95(1) and (2) of the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) the guidelines issued by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), namely, Guidelines under Section 95 of the Privacy Act 1988.

Under section 95(1) of the Privacy Act, the CEO of the NHMRC may, with my approval, issue guidelines for the protection of privacy by agencies in the conduct of medical research.

This approval has the effect of repealing the approval by the Privacy Commissioner of an earlier version of these guidelines.

This approval will have effect from 12 March 2014.


Timothy Pilgrim
Australian Privacy Commissioner

17 February 2014