Data Privacy Week 24-28 January 2022

January 18, 2022 - 9:49am

Data Privacy Week helps spread awareness about online privacy and educates citizens on how to manage their personal information and keep it secure. Data Privacy Week also encourages businesses to respect data and be more transparent about how they collect and use customer data. To promote these goals, the National Cybersecurity Alliance will promote and encourage the following actions:


OIC staff are working remotely

January 12, 2022 - 8:38am

Due to the current response to COVID-19, all Office of the Information Commissioner staff will be working remotely from Wednesday, 12 January.


Storm and flood event impacts on RTI Act and IP Act timeframes

January 10, 2022 - 10:15am

The recent storm and flood events in Queensland may impact on the ability of agencies and applicants to meet the timeframes prescribed under the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) (RTI Act) and the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld) (IP Act) for making decisions, lodging applications for review and handling privacy complaints.


Collection of employee vaccination information

December 16, 2021 - 2:42pm

Over the past month, the Enquiries Service has seen a significant increase in queries from agencies about collecting COVID-19 employee vaccination information. We have updated our COVID-19 vaccination resources to include some common issues, but it is important to remember that whether an employee has been vaccinated against COVID-19 is their personal information.


Privacy case note #6, 2021: Council asks if it can install a webcam at local skate park

December 13, 2021 - 2:07pm

OIC was contacted by a local council asking about the privacy considerations of installing a webcam at a local skate park. Council advised that the webcam would not be recording footage; rather it would stream live video footage to the agency’s website where it would be accessible to the community.  Council specifically asked whether IPP 2 signage was required.