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Message from the Information Commissioner

February 11, 2020 - 10:08am

As we head into 2020 it is increasingly clear how important information access and privacy are to building transparency and trust for an open and accountable government. Recent and upcoming developments emphasise government agencies need to regularly re-assess, improve and adopt recommended good practices to adapt to our changing environment. Significant reports expected in early 2020 will also determine whether changes are necessary to our privacy legislation.

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Critical privacy issues examined at Operation Impala public hearings

February 11, 2020 - 10:07am

The OIC attended the Crime and Corruption Commission’s (CCC) Operation Impala public hearings in November 2019, which examined the improper access and dissemination of confidential information by public sector agencies.

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Review of civil surveillance and privacy laws

February 11, 2020 - 10:06am

The Queensland Law Reform Commission (QLRC) is expected to report to the Attorney-General in late February on its review into modernising Queensland’s laws relating to civil surveillance and the protection of privacy in the context of current and emerging technologies.

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Camera surveillance – OIC’s recent audit findings

February 11, 2020 - 10:06am

Queensland government agencies that operate camera surveillance systems must manage the associated personal information in line with their legislative obligations, under the Information Privacy Act 2009 (IP Act) and the Right to Information Act2009 (RTI Act).

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AI ethics framework and principles released

February 11, 2020 - 10:05am

The Australian Government has released its ethics framework for businesses and organisations who design, develop, integrate or use artificial intelligence (AI).

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