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Victoria - Legislation

Information Privacy Act 2000 (2001 - 2014)

Principal Act

The Information Privacy Act 2000 established the first regime for the 'responsible collection and handling of personal information in the Victorian public sector'. The Act provided individuals with rights of access to information about them held by organisations, including contracted service providers (including community service organisations providing out-of-home care). It provided for the appointment of a Privacy Commissioner. The Information Privacy Act was repealed by the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014.


The Information Privacy Act 2000 (No. 98/2000) began operating on 1 September 2001 (Sections 1-80, Schedules 1, 2).


 2001 - 2014 Information Privacy Act 2000
       2014 - Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014

Sources used to compile this entry: Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - Victorian Legislation', 1 February 2013, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.

Prepared by: Rachel Tropea and Cate O'Neill