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NZ leads the way in Cabinet papers proactive release

June 24, 2019 - 9:54am

In 2018 New Zealand’s Cabinet made a commitment to proactively release its papers within 30 business days of a Cabinet decision.

Since January 2019, dozens of Cabinet documents have been proactively released including deliberations and decisions on cannabis regulation reform, travel documents and responses to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care.

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What do Queenslanders know about their rights to access government information?

June 24, 2019 - 9:52am

Australia is part of the Open Government Partnership – an international commitment by governments to promote transparency and empower citizens.

In order to build greater openness and transparency into citizens’ everyday interactions with government, surveys have been conducted to measure how much people know about information access rights and find out about their experiences.

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Data breaches in the modern world

June 20, 2019 - 1:48pm

In 2018 a UK based company that manages recruitment processes, PageUp, experienced a data breach that had worldwide implications.

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VIDEO: Interview on privacy, regulation and artificial intelligence

June 19, 2019 - 3:51pm

Following on from Privacy Awareness Week in May, Privacy Commissioner Philip Green has recorded a video interview with Dr Monique Mann from Queensland University of Technology to find out her perspectives on the challenges ahead for privacy, regulation and artificial intelligence.

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Information empowers communities

June 19, 2019 - 10:17am

A key recommendation of the 2011 review conducted by the Office of the Information Commissioner contributed to an important advance in the use of data collected by the Queensland Police Service (QPS).

The release of QPS crime data over the years has been empowering communities, raising awareness of issues and driving local initiatives.

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