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Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs)

​​Document Verification Service PIAs

National Document Verification Service

This PIA was commissioned by the Attorney-General’s Department during the early design stage of the DVS to ensure that privacy considerations are reflected in the development and implementation of the DVS.  

Report

Privacy Impact Assessment – National Document Verification Service (2007)

Document Verification Service – Private Sector Access

This PIA examines the extension of the DVS to private sector organisations.

Report

Privacy Impact Assessment – Extension of Document Verification Service to Private Sector Organisations (2012)

Document Verification Service – greater private sector access

This PIA reviews DVS access policies to consider particular potential privacy risks in expanding the range of businesses eligible for DVS access.

Report

National Privacy Impact Assessment addressing the privacy impact of greater private sector access to the DVS (2015)

Response to the recommendations

Attorney General’s Department Response to Recommendations in Privacy Impact Assessments of Expanded Private Sector DVS Access (2015)

Face Matching Services PIAs

Interoperability Hub

This PIA was commissioned by the Attorney-General’s Department during the early design stage of the Interoperability Hub to examine the design, initial operation and governance arrangements.

Report

National Facial Biometric Matching Capability – Privacy Impact Assessment – Interoperability Hub (2015) [PDF] [MS Word]

Response to the recommendations

Preliminary Privacy Impact Assessment of the NFBMC – Interoperability Hub – Attorney General’s Department Response (2015) [PDF] [MS Word]

National Driver Licence Facial Recognition Solution (NDLFRS)

This PIA was commissioned by the Attorney-General’s Department on the proposed design, operation and governance of the National Driver Licence Facial Recognition Solution (NDLFRS).

Report

National Driver Licence Facial Recognition Solution – Privacy Impact Assessment Report (2017) [PDF] [MS Word]

Response to the recommendations

National Driver Licence Facial Recognition Solution – Privacy Impact Assessment – Attorney General’s Department Response (2017) [PDF] [MS Word]

Use of the Face Verification Service (FVS) for visa and citizenship images

This PIA (in four parts) was commissioned by the Attorney General’s Department on the initial use of Face Verification Service by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian Federal Police to access citizenship and visa data held by Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

* Note: Parts 1 and 3 have been partially redacted under sections 37 and s47E of the Freedom of Information Act.

Reports

Part 1 - National Facial Biometric Matching Capability – Privacy Impact Assessment – DFAT Access to DIBP Face Verification Service (Retrieve Function) for Citizenship & Visa Images (2016) [PDF] [MS Word]

Part 2 - National Facial Biometric Matching Capability – Privacy Impact Assessment – AFP Access to DIBP Face Verification Service (Retrieve Function) for Citizenship & Visa Images (2016) [PDF] [MS Word]

Part 3 - National Facial Biometric Matching Capability – Privacy Impact Assessment – DFAT Access to DIBP Face Verification Service (Match & Search Functions) for Citizenship & Visa Images (2016) [PDF] [MS Word]

Part 4 - National Facial Biometric Matching Capability – Privacy Impact Assessment – AFP Access to DIBP Face Verification Service (Match & Search Functions) for Citizenship & Visa Images (2016) [PDF] [MS Word]

Response to the recommendations

Privacy Impact Assessment for Face Verification Service – DFAT and AFP Use of DIBP Citizenship and Visa Images - Attorney General’s Department Response [PDF] [MS Word]

Use of the Face Identification Service (FIS) for visa and citizenship images

This PIA was commissioned by the Attorney-General’s Department on the initial use of FIS by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian Federal Police to access citizenship and visa data held by Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

Report

National Facial Biometric Matching Capability – Privacy Impact Assessment – Use of Face Identification Service by Specified Agencies (2017) [PDF] [MS Word]

Response to the recommendations

Privacy Impact Assessment for the Face Identification Service – Attorney General’s Department’s Response [PDF] [MS Word]