Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan has asked for an independent
Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for the Digital
Readiness Bill’s public interest disclosure rules once
they have been finalised.
Readiness Bill’s rules are designed to strengthen
privacy protections for veterans as their first
priority. These rules will codify safeguards about the
use of personal information,” Mr Tehan said.
with the veteran community, I have asked for an
independent PIA to be conducted outside of the
Department of Veterans’ Affairs by the Australian
Government Solicitor once the rules are finalised. This
is in addition to the PIA we have already conducted when
the rules were initially drafted.
“Under the rules,
private information and records will be protected. Both
PIAs will be released to the public before the rules are
tabled in the Parliament, as part of the continuing,
comprehensive consultation process.
“I welcome any
further input from the veteran community and the public.
Anyone who wants to have their say can email my office