June 19, 2019 - 3:51pm
Following on from Privacy Awareness Week in May, Privacy Commissioner Philip Green has recorded a video interview with Dr Monique Mann from Queensland University of Technology to find out her perspectives on the challenges ahead for privacy, regulation and artificial intelligence.
June 19, 2019 - 10:17am
A key recommendation of the 2011 review conducted by the Office of the Information Commissioner contributed to an important advance in the use of data collected by the Queensland Police Service (QPS).
The release of QPS crime data over the years has been empowering communities, raising awareness of issues and driving local initiatives.
June 17, 2019 - 10:49am
Since 1990 Queensland’s State of the Environment (SOE) Report has always been on the front foot when it comes to proactive release of information – setting a benchmark for other states and territories to follow.
The reports can be accessed by experts and the public, providing Queenslanders with greater access to a world of useful data. It also highlights the benefits of government agencies adopting a ‘push’ model, where information is proactively and routinely released, visible and linked to other relevant information.
June 17, 2019 - 10:46am
Since the Right to Information Act came into effect, other legislation in Queensland has been amended to ensure greater transparency and accountability.
One example of this has been amendments to the Electoral Act (1992) and Local Government Electoral Act (2011). These changes led to the creation of the Electronic Disclosure System (EDS).
June 13, 2019 - 11:08am
Sometimes information access requests intersect with privacy concerns and that’s where the Office of the Information Commissioner’s early resolution process can help.
In this example, Jack wanted access to his mother’s medical records after she passed away to find out if he was at-risk of any genetic health conditions.