How will you deal with personal information in an emergency?
When it comes to extreme weather events in Queensland, it’s not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’. Bushfire season has started earlier than expected this year and conditions look set to continue if there is no significant rainfall.
Queensland is the most disaster impacted state in Australia, according to Get Ready Queensland, with more than 80 significant natural disaster events happening over the past decade.
An emergency event such as bushfires, floods or other natural disasters can occur without notice. Sharing information rapidly in these situations can speed up help for those in need, especially individuals whose health and safety may be at risk. But what about the privacy implications? What do you need to consider when handling personal information in an emergency?