Being forced by an employer, restaurant, medical facility or even friend to download the Covid Safe App? Australian Privacy Laws protect you from such harassment and interference with your privacy. To impose such obligations on anyone within Australia brings a 5 year jail term or 300 penalty unit punishment to the offended.
PRIVACY ACT 1988 – SECT 94H
(1) A person commits an offence if the person requires another person to:
(2) A person commits an offence if the person:
(a) refuses to enter into, or continue, a contract or arrangement with another person (including a contract of employment); or
(b) takes adverse action (within the meaning of the Fair Work Act 2009 ) against another person; or
(c) refuses to allow another person to enter:
(i) premises that are otherwise accessible to the public; or
(ii) premises that the other person has a right to enter; or
(d) refuses to allow another person to participate in an activity; or
(e) refuses to receive goods or services from another person, or insists on providing less monetary consideration for the goods or services; or
(f) refuses to provide goods or services to another person, or insists on receiving more monetary consideration for the goods or services;
on the ground that, or on grounds that include the ground that, the other person:
(3) To avoid doubt:
(a) subsection (2) is a workplace law for the purposes of the Fair Work Act 2009 ; and
(b) the benefit that the other person derives because of an obligation of the person under subsection (2) is a workplace right within the meaning of Part 3-1 of that Act.
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