Health Records Act 2000 protects health information from loss, misuse and from unofficial access, disclosure as well as modification. As per law, no one can delete an individual’s health information,even if it is stated as inaccurate, unless the modification or deletion is required andit is authorized or permitted under law or by the regulations.In case, the information is deleted, the law makes a note of details of individual to whom the information was associated.
Public Records Act 2002 is formulated for making, preserving, keeping and managing public records in Queensland. The key objective of this Act is to make sure that the public records of Queensland are kept as well as managed appropriately and they are kept in usable form for the benefit of present as well as future generations. The Act also ensures that the public access to record covered under this Act are consistent and matches with the principles covered under the Information Privacy Act 2009 and Right to Information Act 2009.
The Personal Information Protection Act 2004 controls use, maintenance, collection and revelation of personal information by organizations and individuals, which are defined in the law as personal information custodians. Personal information is opinion or explanation in any recorded format including sound recordings, video recordings and photograph of the individual that demonstrates exact identity of an individual. However, the personal information does not include details which are included in publicly available publication or record.