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The Privacy Act 1988 is an Australian law that regulates the handling of an individual’s personal information. This includes the collection, use, storage and disclosure of personal information, as well as access to and correction of that information.

Sporting clubs and organisations in NSW have an obligation to properly manage the personal information of members.

What club committees should do

Talk to your governing national or state body first to see if they have a privacy policy and related procedures in place that your club and members are bound by.

More information

To find out what you can do to protect member privacy, head to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner and review the privacy resources.

Legal issues and grassroots sport - a collection of sport and the law articles by Play by the Rules.