December 17, 2020 - 11:30am
The Office of the Information Commissioner’s 2020 Christmas operational hours will be as follows:
From 21 December 2020 - Our physical office at 133 Mary Street will not be open to the public between Monday 21 December 2020 and Thursday 24 December 2020. However, you will still be able to contact us via phone, email and web as our staff will be working remotely during that period.
December 17, 2020 - 11:29am
The Right to Information Act 2009 and Information Privacy Act 2009 (the Acts) create a right of access to information. The Acts recognise that this right is not absolute, allowing decision makers to refuse access where release would be contrary to the public interest. But the right is also subject to applicants making applications that allow agencies to understand what is being applied for, which agencies can process with the resources available to them.
December 16, 2020 - 9:46am
The OIC and other Australian jurisdictions joined international counterparts for the virtual 54th APPA Forum on 8-10 December 2020, focusing on the privacy implications of COVID-19, facial recognition and artificial intelligence, as well as the future of privacy frameworks.
December 9, 2020 - 4:53pm
Between bushfires, floods, cyclones and pandemics, it’s important to understand how sharing personal information during an emergency can help government agencies keep the community safe.
December 8, 2020 - 4:24pm
The answer to ‘What is privacy?’ can attract a multitude of answers. It’s the right to be let alone, to control who knows what about you, to be free from unwanted interference in your private life; it’s something that “inheres in the basic dignity of the individual...[without which]...it is difficult for an individual to possess and retain a sense of self-worth or to maintain an independence of spirit and thought.”