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COMPETITION AND CONSUMER ACT 2010 - SECT 57DD

Safety and security information--storage of, and access to, sensitive information

Scope

  (1)   This section applies in relation to sensitive information if:

  (a)   the information is about an individual mentioned in paragraph   57DB(2)(a); and

  (b)   the information is obtained by a data provider for the purposes of determining whether the individual is a fit and proper person to access and use safety and security information.

Sensitive information must be stored in Australia

  (2)   If a data provider holds the sensitive information, the data provider must store the information in Australia or an external Territory.

Civil penalty:

  (a)   for a body corporate--1,500 penalty units; and

  (b)   for a person other than a body corporate--300 penalty units.

Preventing access to sensitive information outside Australia

  (3)   A person must not do anything that might reasonably enable the sensitive information to be accessed outside Australia by the data provider, or any other person.

Civil penalty:

  (a)   for a body corporate--1,500 penalty units; and

  (b)   for a person other than a body corporate--300 penalty units.


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