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Webinar: Access application handling

October 19, 2021 - 10:38am

We are offering access application handling training via webinar on 23 November 2021 to help government agencies comply with their legislative requirements.

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Privacy case note #4, 2021: Employee of agency accesses personal information of multiple family members without authority to do so

October 8, 2021 - 10:45am

Multiple members of the same family complained that an employee of the agency had accessed their personal information without reason to do so. The agency conducted audit logs of their records which confirmed the complainants’ allegations. Immediately after the agency interviewed the employee about the alleged breach of privacy, they left the agency.

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Community attitudes on information access measured

September 30, 2021 - 9:39am

Information Access Commissioners and Commonwealth Ombudsman have released the findings of their second cross jurisdictional study of community attitudes on access to government information.

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Proactive release delivers a better service for motorists

September 29, 2021 - 9:38am

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) is one of the largest receivers of applications under the Right to Information and Information Privacy Acts (RTI). The QPS currently receives over 4000 applications every year, and has seen a trend of significant increases in RTI over the last 5 years.

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OIC Annual Report 2020-21

September 28, 2021 - 12:31pm

The Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC) Annual Report 2020-21 was tabled in Parliament on Tuesday, 28 September.

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