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Drone zones and privacy

September 3, 2018 - 8:28am

While unmanned vehicles or ‘drones’ have been traditionally associated with military use, they are increasingly being used by civilian drone enthusiasts for recreational purposes. This is likely to increase as councils consider and approve designated drone zones in public spaces.

There are a range of guidelines and requirements to consider whilst operating a drone such as visual line of sight, safe distances and noise, however it’s also important to consider the privacy of others when operating drones in particular those with recording equipment on-board.

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ANZSOG CEO to deliver the 2018 Solomon Lecture

August 21, 2018 - 8:41am

Professor Ken Smith, Chief Executive and Dean of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) will deliver the Solomon Lecture on 24 September 2018. The lecture forms an important part of Right to Information Day activities and this year’s theme is ‘Trust and Transparency’.

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Right to Information Day 2018 – Build trust with transparency

August 21, 2018 - 8:37am

Right to Information Day (RTID) is on 28 September 2018. Celebrated annually and recognised internationally as Right to Know Day, Queensland marks this occasion by acknowledging the contribution of the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) to facilitating greater and easier access to government-held information.

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My Health Record opt-out period extended

August 10, 2018 - 4:24pm

The Australian Government has formally announced it will extend the opt-out period for My Health Record by an extra month to 15 November 2018.

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PIA report template now available

July 30, 2018 - 2:32pm

A Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) can enable agencies to identify the impacts that a new initiative or project might have on the privacy of an individual’s personal information and provide options to address those impacts.

It is a common perception that a PIA is a challenging and involved task. Having the right tools can give you confidence that undertaking a PIA is not only a manageable task, but one that will deliver benefits to your agency.

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