The Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act) imposes obligations on the ACMA in relation to the collection, security, quality, access, use and disclosure of personal information. These obligations are detailed in the Australian Privacy Principles.
The ACMA may only collect personal information if it is reasonably necessary for, or directly related to, one or more of the ACMA’s functions or activities.
The collection of the personal information in a report is to:
- contact you should the ACMA require additional information about your report
- identify and address issues about compliance with the Spam Act 2003
- provide information for potential investigations under the Telecommunications Act 1997
The ACMA will not use the information for any other purpose, nor will we disclose it, unless we have your consent or we are otherwise permitted to do so under the Privacy Act.
By forwarding an electronic message to the ACMA you are providing the email address/mobile telephone number used to forward the message. The technical requirements of the reporting methods do not allow reports to be made without providing the forwarding email address/mobile telephone number.
Should you have any questions in this regard please contact the ACMA’s privacy contact officer on telephone on 1800 226 667 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.