Christmas/New Year Timeframes

December 19, 2018 - 4:21pm

When agencies are calculating timeframes for the Christmas/New Year period, OIC confirms that only notified public holidays do not count when working out decision due dates.


50th Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) Forum

December 5, 2018 - 1:59pm

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner, New Zealand (OPC) hosted the 50th Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) Forum on 3-4 December in Wellington, New Zealand.


Get ready! Dealing with personal information in an emergency

November 19, 2018 - 10:09am

An emergency event such as a flood or other natural disaster can occur without notice. Sharing information rapidly in these situations can expedite prompt assistance to those in need. But what about the privacy implications? What do you need to consider when handling personal information in an emergency?


Tell us your story!

November 12, 2018 - 3:02pm

In 2019, the Office of the Information Commissioner looks forward to celebrating 10 years since the introduction of the Right to Information Act and Information Privacy Act in Queensland.


‘My Health Record’ opt-out period is closing soon

October 24, 2018 - 3:34pm

The Australian Government’s My Health Record system has now changed from an opt-in model, to an opt-out.

The My Health Record is an online summary of an individual’s key health information including allergies, medical conditions, treatments, medication details, advance care planning documents, test and scan reports.