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Australia - Northern Territory’s Information Act 2002

Operationalize Northern Territory’s Information Act Compliance with the most comprehensive PrivacyOps platform

Last Updated on November 7, 2023

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The Northern Territory's Information Act 2002 (“ the Act”) is legislation that governs the management of government information in the Northern Territory of Australia. The Act establishes a framework for managing information in government agencies, including creating, storing, accessing, and disposing of information.

It includes specific provisions regarding record-keeping requirements under Part 9. This record-keeping requirement applies to all public sector organizations, even if the organization only deals with personal information and does not include records relating to service providers or employment contracts.

The IPPs apply to personal information held by government agencies and cover individuals who are residents of the Northern Territory. The IPPs also provide individuals with the right to access and correct their personal information held by government agencies.

Ten IPPs cover various aspects of handling personal information, including the purpose of collection, the manner of collection, use and disclosure, accuracy, security, access and correction, and openness. The IPPs also require government agencies to ensure that personal information is destroyed or de-identified when it is no longer required.

The Solution

Securiti enables organizations to comply with Northern Territory’s Information Act 2002 through AI-driven PI data discovery, DSR automation, documented accountability, enhanced visibility into data processing activities, and AI-driven process automation.

Securiti supports enterprises' journey toward compliance with Northern Territory’s Information Act 2002 through automation, enhanced data visibility, and identity linking.

Northern Territory IPPs Compliance Solution

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Assess Readiness

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With the help of Securiti’s multi-regulation, collaborative, readiness, and privacy impact assessment system, you can measure your organization's posture against Northern Territory’s Information Act 2002, identify the gaps, and address the risks.

Northern Territory IPPs Readiness Assessment
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Secure Fulfillment of Data Access and Accuracy / Rectification Requests

Section 15 + 16 +18 +31
IPP 3 + 6.3 +6.5 + 6.6 + 6.7

Automates fulfillment of access to personal information and allows data subjects to request the correction and updation of their personal information. Securiti’s Data Subject Access Requests automation also enables organizations to create customized data subject rights request forms embedded in websites, verify identities, and aggregate requests into a fulfillment automation workbench.

Automate Anonymize Requests


Automates anonymization of personal data stored once requested by a data subject.

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Map Data Flows (Cross-Border Data Transfers)


Track data flows regarding the transfer of personal information outside of Northern territory and help collect and maintain an inventory of data assets and data processing activities.

Monitor and Track Consent

IPP 2.1(c) + 10.1(a)

Automates obtaining consent from data subjects when collecting, using, and disclosing personal information and sensitive personal information. Securiti's Consent Management Platform enables organizations to obtain end-users' consent for data access, retrieval, and advertising purposes.

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Privacy Policy and Notice Management

IPP 1.3

Ensures that policies and notices are regularly updated and renewed in compliance with legal requirements by utilizing a single privacy dashboard for automatic updates.

Assess Data Protection Measures and Enable Appropriate Security Controls


Helps protect personal information from misuse, loss, unauthorized access, and disclosure and ensures that personal data is de-identified, erased, or destroyed once it is no longer required for the purposes it was collected.

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Key Facts About Northern Territory’s Information Act 2002


The Act applies to all Northern Territory government agencies, including departments, boards, and commissions. The public sector agencies can adopt code of conducts to specify how exactly their operations comply with the Act and relevant IPPs.


In case any organization outsources the handling of personal information to a third-party on its behalf, it must ensure that the service provider/third party complies with the IPPs under the Act and any contravening act done by it will be considered to be done by the organization too.


The Act provides that the IPPs do not apply to publicly available information and information held by courts, tribunals and law enforcement agencies


The Act also requires government agencies to provide access to information held by them, subject to certain exceptions.


The Act establishes offenses for the unauthorized destruction or alteration of government records, mishandling of records and the unauthorized disclosure of information. Any such person would be liable to 1200 penalty units or 12 months imprisonment. (As per the Crimes Act 1914, one penalty unit equals 275 AUD).


The Act also calls for appointing an Information Commissioner, who has the authority to look into complaints concerning the information handling practices of government organizations. The Commissioner is also empowered to conduct audits and require any public sector agency to produce a document or a record, issue compliance notices and assist individuals in exercising their rights.


The Act mandates that government organizations keep accurate and full records and ensure that information is made public unless ethical, legal, or privacy-related considerations prevent it from being made available.


The Act, subject to some exclusions, ensures that information is accessible to the public and encourages transparency and accountability in government.

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