IPPs 1, 10, 8 and 7.4 control the collection of personal information by NT government organisations.
Collection includes any way that an organisation obtains information. It includes information that is volunteered. It includes information that is obtained from another organisation.
An organisation must:
For some types of information, there are more limits on collection. They are listed in the table below.
|IPP||Limits of Collection|
Sensitive information, including information about health, racial or ethnic origin, and criminal records, can only be collected if:
An organisation must give a person entering into a transaction the option of not identifying himself or herself, unless:
An organisation must not require a person to provide a code or number that identifies them (for example, a driver's licence number) unless:
Sensitive information" means -
An organisation must collect information about a person from that person, if it is reasonable and practicable to do so.