New guideline – Assessing the Terms of an Access Application

March 6, 2018 - 2:37pm

One requirement of a valid access application under both the Right to Information and Information Privacy Acts 2009 is that an applicant must sufficiently describe the documents they are seeking so an agency officer can locate them.


Compliance audit report – Townsville City Council

March 6, 2018 - 11:01am

On 6 March the Chair of the Legal Affairs and Community Safety parliamentary committee tabled our audit report of Townsville City Council’s compliance with the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) and the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld).


Invitation to be inspired by Queensland’s Open data achievements

February 22, 2018 - 12:14pm

To celebrate International Open Data Day on March 2, the Open Data Institute is hosting a networking event that explores Queenslanders’ achievements in open data.


My Health Record – changes coming soon

February 15, 2018 - 11:25am

My Health Record is a national online repository of your health records administered by the Australian Government.


Updated guidance on privacy breach management

February 12, 2018 - 3:58pm

Mandatory data breach reporting is a topical subject due to the impending introduction of the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme under the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 (although should a plague of hacker bunnies ever occur, this too would make the news).