We will request personal information when applications are made for:
We need this information to help us manage the AUSkey system and, in the case of Administrator AUSkeys, to help us administer the A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999 (the ABN Act).
Certain personal information provided in relation to AUSkeys will be used and disclosed in the operation of the AUSkey system:
We're also authorised by the Taxation Administration Act 1953 and by the A New Tax System (Australian Business Number) Act 1999 (ABN Act) to ask for a tax file number (TFN) for identification purposes. You don't have to provide your TFN but it will help us confirm your identity and complete your transactions with us faster.
We may provide some personal information to other federal government agencies authorised by law to receive it, for example
We may also provide personal information to state, territory and local government entities, such as law enforcement agencies, benefit payment agencies and revenue offices carrying out functions under taxation law.
For further information, refer to the terms and conditions associated with your AUSkey, and the AUSkey system’s GKP002 Certification Practice Statement and GKP003 Certificate Policies.
If you're not satisfied with our decisions, services or actions regarding the privacy of your personal information or access to it, you have the right to make a complaint. A complaint enables you to express dissatisfaction and seek a remedy to your situation.
We aim to acknowledge all complaints within three working days of receiving them. We will also work with you to resolve your complaint and will keep you informed about its progress.
If you're unable to resolve the issue with us, or if you're not satisfied with the way we've handled your complaint, the Australian Information Commissioner may be able to help you. You can contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner by visiting their website at OAICExternal Link.
Contact us if you have concerns about privacy. Alternatively, you can obtain further information from the Privacy Commissioner’s website.External Link