Precious keepsakes recovered thanks to RTI

June 3, 2019 - 4:13pm

Right to information (RTI) aims to provide access to information across the community and, in this case, it helped one Queenslander recover stolen goods that had great sentimental value.

Find out how Sam used his right to access important information, which ultimately helped him track down his deceased wife’s stolen jewellery.


VIDEO: Privacy Awareness Week launch and panel discussion

May 23, 2019 - 11:05am

Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) was officially launched on 13 May 2019 at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) by the university’s Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Greg Hill.


Privacy Authorities Australia support complaint and enforcement cooperation

April 16, 2019 - 8:16am

Privacy Authorities Australia (PAA) was established in 2008 to be a forum for the sharing of ideas, developments, resources and knowledge to improve the collective information privacy capability of Privacy Authorities across Australia.

Over ten years later, inter-jurisdictional collaboration remains essential to privacy authorities’ effectiveness and to our ability to contribute solutions to privacy complaints, breaches and policy challenges that cross borders or involve complex systems and technologies. As the issues for privacy become ever more complex, it becomes increasingly challenging to retain the requisite specialised expertise within any one jurisdiction. By working together, we can leverage each authority’s comparative strengths to achieve a more extensive or cross-cutting result in our enforcement activities than we could individually.


Right to Information Act and Information Privacy Act Annual Report 2017-18

March 20, 2019 - 12:55pm

On 18 March 2019 a report on the operation of the Right to Information Act 2009 and the Information Privacy Act 2009 regarding access and amendment applications for the 2017-18 reporting year was tabled in Parliament.

This report was prepared by the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, The Hon. Yvette D’Ath MP.


Privacy Awareness Week 2019

March 20, 2019 - 11:04am

Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) will be held from 12-18 May 2019 and is an opportunity to remind Queenslanders about their privacy rights and responsibilities for protecting and respecting personal information.

This year’s theme is ‘Build privacy into your everyday’, which also underpins the broader focus on issues like biometrics, data, de-identification and re-identification.