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Compliance audit report – Sunshine Coast Regional Council

November 30, 2021 - 10:29am

On 30 November 2021, the Chair of the Legal Affairs and Safety parliamentary committee tabled our report of Sunshine Coast Regional Council’s compliance with the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) and the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld).

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Calculating timeframes over the holiday period

November 23, 2021 - 1:41pm

OIC confirms that only notified public holidays do not count when calculating due dates. For the 2021/2022 Christmas/New Year period, the following days are public holidays* for the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI Act) and the Information Privacy Act 2009 (IP Act)

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Submission to the Economics and Governance Committee

November 23, 2021 - 9:03am

Recently, the OIC made a submission to the Economics and Governance Committee on the Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games Arrangements Bill 2021.

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Be prepared for privacy!

November 11, 2021 - 2:26pm

Know your privacy obligations when sharing information in an emergency

Emergencies like bushfires, floods, cyclones and disease outbreaks can occur without notice. It’s important to be prepared, know your privacy obligations and understand the privacy flexibilities contained in the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld) (IP Act).

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Privacy case note #5, 2021: Agency claims that it is not responsible for personal information concerning an insurance claim

November 10, 2021 - 3:40pm

A complainant contacted OIC about an insurance company that had sought copies of his medical history for the past three years following a claim for an injury he suffered on public transport. The complainant felt this was excessive because he considered his medical history prior to the accident was not relevant to his insurance claim.

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