Privacy case note #1, 2021: Agency discloses information about debt to estranged family member

July 7, 2021 - 9:44am

Case notes are examples of how we work to resolve privacy complaints made to us. They are real cases that our Office has worked on and they are intended to give practitioners an idea of how we apply the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld) in resolving privacy disputes between complainants and respondent organisations or agencies. They will highlight interesting aspects of a particular case or discuss some aspect of the law.


International Conference of Information Commissioners endorses resolution on proactive publication

July 6, 2021 - 2:10pm

The Queensland Information Commissioner, Rachael Rangihaeata recently participated in the closed virtual session of the 12th annual International Conference of Information Commissioners (ICIC) on 23 to 24 June 2021. Hosted by the Brazilian Office of the Comptroller General, the session provided an opportunity to share knowledge and best practices to advance information access rights.


Collection of COVID-19 vaccination status

July 2, 2021 - 10:36am

We have published guidance on the collection of COVID-19 vaccination status information to assist agencies in meeting their privacy obligations and public sector employees in understanding their privacy rights.


Increase in RTI fee and charges from 1 July 2021

July 1, 2021 - 9:23am

The Right to Information Act 2009’s application fee and processing charges increased on 1 July 2021.


Webinar: Responding to a privacy breach

June 28, 2021 - 3:12pm

The OIC is offering a webinar on 27 July in relation to responding to a privacy breach. This virtual session is intended to assist agencies that are subject to the privacy principles set out in the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld) to prepare for and respond to the privacy implications of breaches that involve personal information.