New Privacy Practice Note: Information sharing Between Agencies

November 20, 2014 - 1:57pm

We have recently published a new resource to help agencies understand the practical application of obligations under the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld) (IP Act).

The first topic in this new format is information sharing. Agencies are seeking to share information including personal information between themselves in order to more effectively and efficiently provide and target government resources, support and services to the community. OIC advises that privacy issues need not prevent the sharing of information between agencies however, the privacy impacts need to be carefully considered and factored in to any such arrangement.

The Practice Note on Information Sharing includes a checklist and flow chart. By working through the checklist, the user will give consideration to the Information Privacy Principles concerning the collection, disclosure, storage and security; access to and accuracy of the personal information as well as section 33 of the IP Act regarding the transfer of personal information overseas.

For more information on this resource or general enquiries on the operation and application the IP Act please contact our Enquiries Service on (07) 3234 7373 or enquiries@oic.qld.gov.au.