Privacy

Gary Cox Investigations Pty Limited is retained by companies throughout Australia to conduct a variety of fraud related investigations. We have gone to great lengths to ensure the companys operations comply fully with the Privacy Act and all other relevant legislation. On 25th of May 2001, Gary Cox was invited to be a speaker at the 2001 National CTP Claims Management Symposium in Brisbane. His topic was Fraud: Surveillance Techniques, Equipment and What the Law Allows. Subjects covered included the Private Inquiry Agent legislation for all states of Australia, stalking, trespass and the Privacy Act, particularly the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000, which became law on 21st of December 2001. Gary worked closely with a number of insurance clients and law firms to prepare a submission to the Privacy Commissioner in relation to the draft National Privacy Principles. Garys submission to the Federal Privacy Commissioner was acknowledged, by Malcolm Crompton the Federal Privacy Commissioner. He thanked Gary for his valuable contribution to the development of the Guidelines to the National Privacy Principles in the Privacy Act 1988. The final version of the Guidelines was released on 17th of September 2001. The Privacy Commission continued to liaise with Gary and other industry representatives. In 2003 we assisted the Commission with the formation of an information sheet on how the NPPs apply to the investigation industry, particularly the notice requirements NPP 1.3 and 1.5. The subsequent paper released by the Privacy Commission in June 2003 Taking Reasonable Steps to Make Individuals Aware That Personal Information is Being Collected has concessions for private investigators in fraud related matters. Gary Cox Investigations has formulated its own privacy protocols in line with the National Privacy Principals.