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Privacy as a human right - public forum (10 December)

December 9, 2019 - 8:54am

To mark International Human Rights Day, the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner hosted a public forum on privacy as a human right on 10 December. For those unable to attend in person, this event was live streamed on Twitter.

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Privacy Authorities Australia working together and PAW2020

December 6, 2019 - 10:30am

Privacy Authorities Australia (PAA) members recently met in Sydney, on 19 November 2019, to share and discuss significant privacy developments in their respective jurisdictions and privacy challenges more broadly.  Following the PAA October meeting, Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) will be held across Australia between 4 to 10 May 2020. In Queensland, the theme for PAW2020 is Be smart about privacy.

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RTI, IP, and the new Human Rights Act

November 29, 2019 - 11:58am

On 1 January 2020, the operational provisions of the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) (HR Act) will commence.  In anticipation of the final provisions of the HR Act commencing, the Office of the Information Commissioner has prepared two guidelines.

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Compliance audit report – Bundaberg Regional Council

November 27, 2019 - 10:33am

On 27 November 2019, the Chair of the Legal Affairs and Community Safety parliamentary committee tabled our report of Bundaberg Regional Council’s compliance with the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) and the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld).

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Christmas/New Year Timeframes

November 27, 2019 - 9:32am

When agencies are calculating timeframes for the Christmas/New Year period, OIC confirms that only notified public holidays do not count when working out decision due dates.

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