Although Tasmania does not have its own privacy legislation, the Tasmanian Government supports the maintenance of privacy standards by government and non-government bodies through the use of policy and codes of practice. The Tasmania State Government has established a set of Information Privacy Principles for use by State Government departments. The TFS adheres to these principles. The Information Privacy Principles can be found at http://www.tas.gov.au/stds/pip.htm
In addition to this the TFS is bounds by the State Service Act 2000 which sets down State Service Principles and a State Service Code of Conduct. These define acceptable and unacceptable behaviour within the State Service and contain references to confidentiality and use of government information and resources.