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The Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board privacy policy and complaints procedure

Our privacy policy

The Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) requires entities bound by the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) to have a privacy policy. The TTIPAB must comply with the Privacy Act and the APPs.

Our privacy policy outlines the personal information handling practices of the Board.

The specific legal obligations of the Board when collecting and handling your personal information are outlined in the Privacy Act and in the APPs. Find out more from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC).

Extra safeguards for high privacy risk projects

The Privacy (Australian Government Agencies – Governance) APP Code 2017 (Cth) (the APP Code) requires that all agencies, including the Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board and the Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Disciplinary Tribunal, conduct a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for all high privacy risk projects.

A register of these PIAs is held by IP Australia and will be published on this website with completed PIAs as required. The APP Code came into effect on 1 July 2018 and as of June 2022 there have been no projects requiring a PIA.

How to make a complaint about misuse of personal information

IP Australia

The Board is a micro-agency without its own office and the resources usually expected of Australian Government agencies. As a result, the Board has authorised IP Australia to deal with any matters relating to the handling of personal information. In the first instance you should pursue your issue with IP Australia.

Contact IP Australia by:

  • Calling 1300 65 10 10.

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner 

If you are dissatisfied with the way the Board handles your privacy complaint you can refer the matter to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC)

Contact OAIC by:

  • Sending an email to privacy@privacy.gov.au
  • Writing to:

    The Privacy Commissioner
    Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
    GPO Box 5218
    Sydney NSW 2001

  • Calling 1300 363 992.

You can make a complaint directly to the Information Commissioner but the commissioner is likely to recommend that you first try to resolve your complaint with the Board through IP Australia.