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November 12, 2018 - 3:02pm

In 2019, the Office of the Information Commissioner looks forward to celebrating 10 years since the introduction of the Right to Information Act and Information Privacy Act in Queensland.

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‘My Health Record’ opt-out period is closing soon

October 24, 2018 - 3:34pm

The Australian Government’s My Health Record system has now changed from an opt-in model, to an opt-out.

The My Health Record is an online summary of an individual’s key health information including allergies, medical conditions, treatments, medication details, advance care planning documents, test and scan reports.

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Help us make our website better

October 22, 2018 - 11:00am

The Office of the Information Commissioner Queensland (OIC) is working with PeakXD, a user experience company, to help us learn more about what our website users want, need and expect. We will use the information gathered to help us improve the site to create a more useful and engaging experience for our users.

You are invited to register for a 1 hour in-depth activity and interview session. The 1 hour sessions will be held in early November and are available during the day or evening.

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Understanding External Review

October 22, 2018 - 9:38am

Want to know more about how the Office of the Information Commissioner’s External Review Team works? How it’s structured? Or exactly what happens after an external review application arrives at OIC?

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New guide to identify and process documents of an agency for social media, personal web mail and text messages

October 17, 2018 - 10:57am

Increasingly, access applications are encompassing social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, material held in personal email accounts, and text and other messages sent using devices such as smart phones and tablets.

The Office of the Information Commissioner recently published a guideline to assist agencies to identify when these will be classed as documents of an agency or a Minister, as well as on capturing and processing these documents as part of an access application.

To complement the guideline a quick reference guide Digital documents and right to information has been published and highlights common digital documents and the requirements under the Right to Information Act 2009.

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