3 Object of Act

(1) The primary object of this Act is to provide for—

(a) the fair collection and handling in the public sector environment of personal information; and

(b) a right of access to, and amendment of, personal information in the government's possession or under the government's control unless, on balance, it is contrary to the public interest to give the access or allow the information to be amended.

(2) The Act must be applied and interpreted to further the primary object.