In this report the federal privacy commissioner concludes that the provisions of the Act 'work well on balance'. She writes;
'The review process shows that the private sector provisions have met with their objectives in some areas and not in others. In some areas it has failed to meet with an objective, but in practice the impact may not have been significant. In others, objectives were met in a way quite different from that envisaged at the time the legislation was implemented. In some, the provisions have not met the objective.
'Indeed, it could be argued for example that the private sector provisions have not met the two objectives of 'a national scheme' or 'international concerns'. But this does not take away from the overall effect that the National Privacy Principles have worked well and delivered to individuals protection of personal and sensitive information in Australia in those areas covered by the Act.'