The purpose of this follow-up audit was to report on action taken by the Department of Social Security and Centrelink in addressing the recommendations of Audit Report No.23 1993-94 Protection of Confidential Client Information from Unauthorised Disclosure. The objectives were to:

  • ascertain the extent to which the recommendations of the original audit have been implemented;
  • identify other changes made in relation to data confidentiality within the Social Security portfolio since 1993;
  • assess the impact of the changes made; and
  • identify any scope for further improvement.