Celebrating 10 years of RTI and privacy

July 22, 2019 - 10:59am

On 1 July 2019, Queensland marked 10 years since the introduction of the Right to Information (RTI) and Information Privacy (IP) Acts.

This legislation was designed to provide Queenslanders with easy to access, timely and reliable information, while also ensuring safeguards for your personal information.

Over the past 10 years Queensland has adopted the “push model” where information is released proactively, unless there is a good reason not to, while protecting and respecting personal information.

It also helps to build trust and more open, transparent and accountable government agencies, hospitals, health services, councils and universities.

This year’s Solomon Lecture, to be delivered by Fiona McLeod SC, is fast approaching on 28 August.

Fiona, an eminent barrister and human rights advocate, will present her lecture ‘Accountability in the Age of the Artificial’ and address key questions about whether artificial intelligence (AI) and human rights can co-exist. The lecture will focus on transparency, openness and accountability in the context of increasing adoption of technologies such as AI in government functions and decision-making.

The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion led by well-known journalist and media personality, Ms Madonna King. Panellists include; Mr Scott McDougall, Queensland Human Rights Commissioner, Dr Brent Richards, Medical Director of Innovation, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service, Mr Simon McKee, Deputy Commissioner, Queensland Treasury and Ms Rachael Rangihaeata, Information Commissioner.

Visit the Office of the Information Commissioner website to find out how you can join us to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of RTI and IP in Queensland.