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Celebrate International Access to Information Day with us

August 24, 2021 - 9:46am

On 28 September we celebrate International Access to Information Day (IAI Day). This year’s theme ‘Open by design: government transparency everyone can see’ promotes the value of proactively releasing information in times of crisis and recovery.

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Webinar: Privacy in workplace investigations

August 18, 2021 - 9:28am

On 7 September 2021, OIC is offering a webinar on privacy in workplace investigations. The flow of personal information involved in the administration of workplace investigations can be both varied and relatively complex.

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Privacy case note #2, 2021: Health service refuses to remove references about prior medical diagnosis

August 9, 2021 - 9:26am

The complainant had been in prolonged discussions with a health service over what she perceived to be a medical misdiagnosis recorded on her medical file. The doctor involved subsequently retracted their diagnosis and the complainant requested that all references to the diagnosis be removed. The health service refused the request to preserve the historical integrity of medical records.

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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.

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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.

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