Powerlink Queensland shall comply with the Australian Privacy Principles as defined in the Commonwealth Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012, which amends the Privacy Act 1988 (“the Privacy Act”).
The only Personal Information (as that term is defined in the Privacy Act) which is collected in Powerlink is information which is necessary for performing our legitimate business functions. All information is collected by fair and lawful means and is stored securely and retained only as long as it is needed for business functions. The information is not disclosed to any third parties unless this is required under law, is necessary to perform our business functions, or Powerlink is requested to do so (in writing) by the individual.
All individuals for whom we hold personal information are able to view and correct or update their personal identifying information, provided there is no legitimate reason for denial of such access.
It should be noted that the Privacy Act specifically exempts most employee information (including former employees) from the requirements of the Act. However, Powerlink respects the privacy of our employees and will manage their personal information in a manner that is generally consistent with the Privacy Act.
Further information regarding how Powerlink Queensland abides by the Privacy Act, in relation to managing personal information, is available on request. Please contact the Powerlink Privacy Officer.