Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 No 133

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01 July 2021 01 July 2021 2018 No 70
01 March 2020 01 March 2020 2019 No 25
01 July 2019 01 July 2019 2019 No 7
15 December 2017 15 December 2017 2017 No 65
06 December 2017 06 December 2017 2017 No 68
01 July 2017 01 July 2017 2016 No 61
01 April 2016 01 April 2016 2015 No 69
15 January 2016 15 January 2016 2015 No 58
01 January 2016 01 January 2016 2015 No 69
24 November 2014 24 November 2014 2014 No 64
04 July 2014 04 July 2014 2014 No 33
24 February 2014 24 February 2014 2013 No 41
01 January 2014 01 January 2014 2013 No 95
21 June 2013 21 June 2013 2013 No 39
04 January 2013 04 January 2013 2012 No 95
10 September 2012 10 September 2012 2012 No 60
19 March 2012 19 March 2012 2012 No 7
01 November 2011 01 November 2011 2011 No 37
07 June 2011 07 June 2011 2011 No 8
03 March 2011 03 March 2011 2010 No 84
01 January 2011 01 January 2011 2010 No 71
01 July 2010 01 July 2010 2009 No 54
28 June 2010 28 June 2010 2010 No 62
01 January 2010 01 January 2010 2009 No 41
17 July 2009 17 July 2009 2009 No 56
06 July 2009 06 July 2009 2007 No 94
22 September 2008 22 September 2008 2008 No 23
01 February 2007 01 February 2007 2006 No 94
17 March 2006 17 March 2006 2006 No 2
01 July 2005 01 July 2005 2005 No 10
2005 No 64
17 January 2005 17 January 2005 2004 No 114
01 September 2004 01 September 2004 2002 No 71
27 November 2003 27 November 2003 2003 No 82
22 July 2003 22 July 2003 2003 No 40
07 July 2003 07 July 2003 2001 No 121
30 June 2003 30 June 2003 2003 No 13
01 February 2003 01 February 2003 2000 No 75
12 December 2002 12 December 2002 2002 No 116
01 December 2002 01 December 2002 2002 No 42
08 December 2000 08 December 2000 2000 No 93

Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 No 133

Assented to 30.11.1998.

Date of commencement of Div 1 of Part 4, secs 60, 71 (1), 72 and 74, sec 73 to the extent that it repeals secs 4–13 of the Privacy Committee Act 1975, Schs 1, 2 and 3.8 and cll 1 and 2 of Sch 4, 1.2.1999, sec 2 and GG No 10 of 22.1.1999, p 175.

Date of commencement of Part 1, secs 29–31, Divs 2 and 3 of Part 4, secs 61, 64–70, 71 (2) and (3) and 75, sec 73 to the extent that it repeals the remaining provisions of the Privacy Committee Act 1975, Sch 3.1–3.7 and cll 3–5 of Sch 4, 1.6.1999, sec 2 and GG No 63 of 28.5.1999, p 3571.

Date of commencement of Div 2 of Part 3 and secs 62 and 63, 1.7.1999, sec 2 and GG No 72 of 25.6.1999, p 4081.

Date of commencement of the remainder, 1.7.2000, sec 2 and GG No 81 of 30.6.2000, p 5356.

Children’s Guardian Act 2019 No 25

Assented to 04.12.2019.

Date of commencement of Sch 5.30, 1.3.2020, sec 2(1).

Ageing and Disability Commissioner Act 2019 No 7

Assented to 25.06.2019.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.7, 1.7.2019, sec 2 (1).

Government Sector Finance Legislation (Repeal and Amendment) Act 2018 No 70

Assented to 22.11.2018.

Date of commencement of Sch 4.85, 1.7.2021, sec 2(1) and 2021 (305) LW 25.6.2021.

Terrorism (High Risk Offenders) Act 2017 No 68

Assented to 30.11.2017.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.14, 6.12.2017, sec 2 (1) and (2) and 2017 (678) LW 1.12.2017.

Local Government Amendment (Regional Joint Organisations) Act 2017 No 65

Assented to 30.11.2017.

Date of commencement, 15.12.2017, sec 2 and 2017 (730) LW 15.12.2017.

Law Enforcement Conduct Commission Act 2016 No 61

Assented to 14.11.2016.

Date of commencement of Sch 6.37, 1.7.2017, sec 2 (1) and 2017 (256) LW 16.6.2017.

Privacy and Personal Information Protection Amendment (Exemptions Consolidation) Act 2015 No 69

Assented to 24.11.2015.

Date of commencement of Sch 1 [1] and [3]–[9], 1.1.2016, sec 2 and 2015 (805) LW 18.12.2015.

Date of commencement of Sch 1 [2], 1.4.2016, sec 2 and 2015 (805) LW 18.12.2015.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2015 No 58

Assented to 24.11.2015.

Date of commencement of Sch 3, 15.1.2016, sec 2 (3).

The amendment made by Sch 3.73 [2] was without effect as the provision being amended was substituted by the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Amendment (Exemptions Consolidation) Act 2015 No 69.

Multicultural NSW Legislation Amendment Act 2014 No 64

Assented to 28.10.2014.

Date of commencement, 24.11.2014, sec 2 and 2014 (714) LW 14.11.2014.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014 No 33

Assented to 24.06.2014.

Date of commencement of Sch 3.24, 4.7.2014, sec 2 (1).

Civil and Administrative Legislation (Repeal and Amendment) Act 2013 No 95

Assented to 20.11.2013.

Date of commencement, 1.1.2014, sec 2.

Members of Parliament Staff Act 2013 No 41

Assented to 25.06.2013.

Date of commencement, 24.2.2014, sec 2 and 2014 (56) LW 20.2.2014.

Service NSW (One-stop Access to Government Services) Act 2013 No 39

Assented to 21.06.2013.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2012 No 95

Assented to 21.11.2012.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 4.1.2013, sec 2 (1).

Courts and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012 No 60

Assented to 10.09.2012.

Date of commencement of Sch 13, assent, sec 2 (1).

Government Information (Public Access) Amendment Act 2012 No 7

Assented to 19.03.2012.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Public Interest Disclosures Amendment Act 2011 No 37

Assented to 13.09.2011.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 1.11.2011, sec 2 (1) and 2011 (535) LW 7.10.2011.

Courts and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2011 No 8

Assented to 07.06.2011.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Protected Disclosures Amendment (Public Interest Disclosures) Act 2010 No 84

Assented to 01.11.2010.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 3.3.2011, sec 2 and 2011 (121) LW 3.3.2011.

Privacy and Government Information Legislation Amendment Act 2010 No 71

Assented to 28.09.2010.

Date of commencement, 1.1.2011, sec 2 and 2010 (657) LW 3.12.2010.

Community Relations Commission and Principles of Multiculturalism Amendment Act 2010 No 62

Assented to 28.06.2010.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.3, assent, sec 2 (1).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 No 56

Assented to 01.07.2009.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.31, 17.7.2009, sec 2 (2).

Government Information (Public Access) (Consequential Amendments and Repeal) Act 2009 No 54

Assented to 26.06.2009.

Date of commencement, 1.7.2010, sec 2 and 2010 (248) LW 18.6.2010.

Coroners Act 2009 No 41

Assented to 19.06.2009.

Date of commencement of Sch 4, 1.1.2010, sec 2 (1) and 2009 (544) LW 27.11.2009.

Miscellaneous Acts Amendment (Same Sex Relationships) Act 2008 No 23

Assented to 11.06.2008.

Date of commencement, 22.9.2008, sec 2 and GG No 118 of 19.9.2008, p 9283.

Miscellaneous Acts (Local Court) Amendment Act 2007 No 94

Assented to 13.12.2007.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 6.7.2009, sec 2 and 2009 (314) LW 3.7.2009.

Police Amendment (Miscellaneous) Act 2006 No 94

Assented to 22.11.2006.

Date of commencement of Sch 3.28, 1.2.2007, sec 2 and GG No 22 of 1.2.2007, p 575.

Public Sector Employment Legislation Amendment Act 2006 No 2

Assented to 13.03.2006.

Date of commencement, 17.3.2006, sec 2 and GG No 35 of 17.3.2006, p 1378.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2005 No 64

Assented to 01.07.2005.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.46, assent, sec 2 (2).

Independent Commission Against Corruption Amendment Act 2005 No 10

Assented to 14.04.2005.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.9, 1.7.2005, sec 2 and GG No 81 of 1.7.2005, p 3309.

Teaching Services Amendment Act 2004 No 114

Assented to 21.12.2004.

Date of commencement, 17.1.2005, sec 2 and GG No 7 of 14.1.2005, p 97.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2003 No 82

Assented to 27.11.2003.

Date of commencement of Sch 3, assent, sec 2 (1).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2003 No 40

Assented to 22.07.2003.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.24, assent, sec 2 (2).

Australian Crime Commission (New South Wales) Act 2003 No 13

Assented to 30.06.2003.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.25, assent, sec 2 (1).

Privacy and Personal Information Protection Amendment (Prisoners) Act 2002 No 116

Assented to 12.12.2002.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 No 71

Assented to 25.09.2002.

Date of commencement, 1.9.2004, sec 2 and GG No 138 of 27.8.2004, p 6683.

Amending legislation

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2002 No 112

Assented to 29.11.2002.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.8, assent, sec 2 (3).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2003 No 40

Assented to 22.07.2003.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.15, assent, sec 2 (2).

Community Services Legislation Amendment Act 2002 No 42

Assented to 03.07.2002.

Date of commencement, 1.12.2002, sec 2 and GG No 237 of 29.11.2002, p 10061.

Justices Legislation Repeal and Amendment Act 2001 No 121

Assented to 19.12.2001.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 7.7.2003, sec 2 and GG No 104 of 27.6.2003, p 5978.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2000 No 93

Assented to 08.12.2000.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.16, assent, sec 2 (2).

Adoption Act 2000 No 75

Assented to 09.11.2000.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 1.2.2003, sec 2 and GG No 33 of 31.1.2003, p 591.

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sentencing) Act 1999 No 94

Assented to 08.12.1999.

Date of commencement of sec 7 and Sch 5, 1.1.2000, sec 2 (1) and GG No 144 of 24.12.1999, p 12184.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1999 No 31

Assented to 07.07.1999.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.23, assent, sec 2 (2).

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Sec 3

Am 2000 No 93, Sch 1.16 [1] [2]; 2002 No 42, Sch 4.7 [1]; 2002 No 71, Sch 3 [1] [2]; 2002 No 116, Sch 1 [1]; 2003 No 13, Sch 1.25; 2004 No 114, Sch 2.16; 2005 No 10, Sch 2.9 [1] [2]; 2005 No 64, Sch 2.46 [1]; 2006 No 2, Sch 5.10; 2006 No 94, Sch 3.28 [1]–[3]; 2010 No 71, Sch 1 [1]; 2011 No 8, Sch 1.7; 2012 No 7, Sch 2.3 [1]; 2012 No 95, Sch 2.25 [1]; 2013 No 39, Sch 2.3; 2013 No 41, Sch 3.5 [1] [2]; 2013 No 95, Sch 2.118 [1]; 2014 No 33, Sch 3.24 [1]–[3]; 2015 No 58, Sch 3.73 [1]; 2015 No 69, Sch 1 [1]; 2016 No 61, Sch 6.37 [1] [2]; 2017 No 65, Sch 2.24; 2018 No 70, Sch 4.85; 2019 No 7, Sch 1.7 [1]; 2019 No 25, Sch 5.30[1].

Sec 4

Am 2000 No 75, Sch 2.4; 2005 No 64, Sch 2.46 [2]; 2009 No 54, Sch 2.34 [1]; 2010 No 84, Sch 2.11; 2011 No 37, Sch 2.6.

Sec 4A

Ins 2002 No 71, Sch 3 [3].

Sec 4B

Ins 2012 No 7, Sch 2.3 [2]. Am 2012 No 60, Sch 13.

Sec 5

Am 2009 No 54, Sch 2.34 [2] [3].

Sec 6

Am 2001 No 121, Sch 2.172 [1]; 2003 No 40, Sch 2.24 [1]; 2009 No 41, Sch 4.

Sec 15

Am 2002 No 71, Sch 3 [4]; 2010 No 71, Sch 1 [2].

Sec 19

Am 2002 No 71, Sch 3 [5]–[10]; 2015 No 69, Sch 1 [2].

Sec 20

Am 2002 No 71, Sch 3 [11]; 2009 No 54, Sch 2.34 [4].

Sec 23

Am 2015 No 69, Sch 1 [3] [4].

Sec 23A

Ins 2017 No 68, Sch 2.14.

Sec 24

Subst 2015 No 69, Sch 1 [5].

Sec 27

Am 2000 No 93, Sch 1.16 [3]; 2005 No 10, Sch 2.9 [3]; 2005 No 64, Sch 2.46 [3]; 2006 No 94, Sch 3.28 [4]; 2016 No 61, Sch 6.37 [3].

Secs 27A–27C

Ins 2015 No 69, Sch 1 [6].

Sec 28

Am 2002 No 42, Sch 4.7 [2]; 2002 No 71, Sch 3 [12]; 2010 No 62, Sch 2.3; 2014 No 64, Sch 2.11; 2019 No 7, Sch 1.7 [2]; 2019 No 25, Sch 5.30[2].

Sec 33

Am 2002 No 71, Sch 3 [13]; 2009 No 56, Sch 1.31.

Part 4, Div 1

Subst 2010 No 71, Sch 1 [3].

Secs 34, 35

Subst 2010 No 71, Sch 1 [3].

Secs 35A–35D

Ins 2010 No 71, Sch 1 [3].

Sec 35E

Ins 2010 No 71, Sch 1 [3]. Subst 2014 No 33, Sch 3.24 [4].

Sec 35F

Ins 2010 No 71, Sch 1 [3].

Sec 35G

Ins 2010 No 71, Sch 1 [3]. Subst 2014 No 33, Sch 3.24 [5].

Sec 35H

Ins 2010 No 71, Sch 1 [3].

Sec 36

Am 2010 No 71, Sch 1 [4].

Sec 38

Am 2000 No 93, Sch 1.16 [4]; 2005 No 10, Sch 2.9 [4]; 2016 No 61, Sch 6.37 [4].

Sec 40

Am 2000 No 93, Sch 1.16 [5]; 2005 No 10, Sch 2.9 [5]; 2016 No 61, Sch 6.37 [5].

Sec 42

Am 2000 No 93, Sch 1.16 [4]; 2005 No 10, Sch 2.9 [6]; 2016 No 61, Sch 6.37 [6].

Sec 43

Am 2002 No 71, Sch 3 [14] [15]; 2009 No 54, Sch 2.34 [5]–[8]; 2015 No 58, Sch 3.73 [3].

Sec 44

Am 2002 No 71, Sch 3 [16]. Rep 2010 No 71, Sch 1 [5].

Sec 44A

Ins 2010 No 71, Sch 1 [6]. Am 2016 No 61, Sch 6.37 [7].

Sec 45

Am 2002 No 71, Sch 3 [17] [18] (am 2002 No 112, Sch 2.8).

Sec 52

Am 2013 No 95, Sch 2.118 [1].

Sec 53

Am 1999 No 31, Sch 1.34 [1]; 2002 No 116, Sch 1 [2]; 2008 No 23, Sch 3.35; 2010 No 71, Sch 1 [7]; 2013 No 95, Sch 2.118 [3]–[5].

Sec 54

Am 2002 No 116, Sch 1 [3].

Sec 55

Am 2002 No 116, Sch 1 [4] [5]; 2003 No 40, Sch 2.24 [2]; 2008 No 23, Sch 3.35; 2010 No 71, Sch 1 [8] [9]; 2013 No 95, Sch 2.118 [6]–[8].

Sec 56

Rep 2013 No 95, Sch 2.118 [9].

Sec 56A

Ins 2002 No 71, Sch 3 [19].

Part 6A (secs 59A–59J)

Ins 2009 No 54, Sch 1 [1] (transferred from the Freedom of Information Act 1989 No 5). Renumbered and am 2009 No 54, Sch 1 [1]–[11]). Rep 2010 No 71, Sch 1 [10].

Part 7 (secs 60, 61)

Subst 2010 No 71, Sch 1 [11].

Part 7A (secs 61A–61D)

Ins 2010 No 71, Sch 1 [12].

Sec 62

Am 2010 No 84, Sch 2.11.

Secs 64, 65

Rep 2010 No 71, Sch 1 [13].

Sec 66

Am 2002 No 71, Sch 3 [20]; 2010 No 71, Sch 1 [14].

Secs 66A, 66B

Ins 2002 No 71, Sch 3 [21].

Sec 67

Am 2002 No 71, Sch 3 [22].

Sec 68

Am 2002 No 71, Sch 3 [23].

Sec 70

Am 2001 No 121, Sch 2.172 [2]; 2007 No 94, Sch 2.

Sec 72

Rep 2003 No 82, Sch 3.

Sch 1

Am 1999 No 31, Sch 1.34 [2]–[4]; 1999 No 94, sec 7 (2) and Sch 5, Part 2. Rep 2010 No 71, Sch 1 [15].

Sch 2, heading

Subst 2010 No 71, Sch 1 [16].

Sch 2

Am 1999 No 94, sec 7 (2) and Sch 5, Part 2; 2010 No 71, Sch 1 [17]–[21]; 2012 No 95, Sch 2.25 [2]; 2014 No 33, Sch 3.24 [6].

Sch 3

Rep 2003 No 82, Sch 3.

Sch 4

Am 2002 No 71, Sch 3 [24] (subst 2003 No 40, Sch 2.15) [25]; 2002 No 116, Sch 1 [6] [7]; 2010 No 71, Sch 1 [22] [23]; 2013 No 95, Sch 2.118 [10]; 2015 No 69, Sch 1 [7]–[9].

Privacy and Personal Information Protection Bill 1998

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