Some people love to collect things. The scope of collecting is unlimited – if something exists, somebody somewhere collects them. It might be your collection of shoes, retro kitchenware, games, art or toys that you are proud of. The Lego collection shown below may possibly belong to someone in our privacy team.
One collection you might be proud of is how your agency collects personal information and the information you provide to individuals when collecting their personal information.
Information Privacy Principle (IPP) 2 in the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld) (IP Act) requires that agencies take all reasonable steps to make an individual aware of certain information when collecting their personal information. Often referred to as a ‘collection notice’, its purpose is to make an individual aware of why their information is being collected, any law that allows or requires the collection and any entities to whom it is the agency’s usual practice to give the information.
If you need to prepare a collection notice, you may find our recently updated guideline on collection notices helpful for advice on what needs to be included in a collection notice, how a collection notice can be communicated and when it should be given.
To find out more, please refer to OIC’s Guideline: Collection notices.